Columbus man pleads guilty to stabbing

A Columbus man is heading back to prison after pleading guilty to stabbing someone during an argument while riding to church.

Posted: Jun 4, 2018 4:48 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A Columbus man is heading back to prison after pleading guilty to stabbing someone during an argument while riding to church.

Jordan Hartzell, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Hartzell was in a vehicle with five other people when the argument broke out.

Investigators say he stabbed two people in the car before jumping out and attempting to run away.

Columbus police also charged him with drug charges in connection with meth.

The drug charges and an additional aggravated assault charge were dismissed under the agreement.

Hartzell, who had a history of prior convictions and prison stays, was ordered to serve 15 years behind bars.

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