Man Sentenced To Prison In Stabbing Case

Wise County, VA — Sentencing was held Wednesday for a Norton, Virginia man in a stabbing incident. Jonathan Eric Smith was sentenced in Wise County Circuit Court to 12 years in prison for stabbing a woman multiple times last year. Smith pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempted murder, abduction, assaulting a family or household member and other charges. Police say they found the woman outside a residence covered in blood and Smith standing on the stoop with a knife in his hand. Authorities had to used pepper spray to arrest Smith as Smith became combative.