SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Morrisville man pleaded guilty to attacking and stabbing another man at a Strafford storage unit.
Jimmy W. Alsup was to have gone on trial Monday on charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and second-degree burglary, but changed his plea late last week and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Thomas Mountjoy.
Alsup stabbed a man several times in the abdomen after interrupting a break-in at his storage unit at 323 E. Old Route 66 in October of 2012, according to court documents.
The man who was stabbed told police that he and his son went to the unit and saw an SUV parked outside of it, with many of his personal belongings inside. The man told investigators he took the keys out of the SUV and was letting the air out of one of the tires so the burglar couldn't get away, when he was confronted by Alsup.
Investigators later found the stabbing victim had damage to his spleen and colon. A probation officer led deputies to Alsup, saying Alsup contacted her and said he was the one who stabbed the man.
Alsup was sentenced to 15 year in prison on the assault charge, three years on the armed criminal action and seven years on other charges. Prison terms are to run concurrently, according to court documents.