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MCI inmate sentenced to 10 years for stabbing

January 06, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

A Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown inmate was sentenced to serve 10 more years in prison Thursday after a Washington County Circuit Court jury found him guilty of charges stemming from a 2004 stabbing there.

Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III sentenced Guy Maurice Wise, 29, to serve a 10-year sentence - consecutive to the 25-year sentence he is currently serving - on the jury's second-degree assault conviction, and lesser concurrent sentences for reckless endangerment and weapons charges, attorneys said after the hearing.

Wise's attorney, Assistant Public Defender Carl Creeden, said Wise is serving a 25-year sentence, the first 10 years of which had been ordered without parole, for a first-degree assault conviction.

Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Robert Veil prosecuted the case against Wise, who was charged with stabbing another inmate, Dante Burrell, in the shoulder with a shank on Dec. 12, 2004, at 7:05 p.m. The stabbing, which did not result in serious injury, occurred in an MCI-H courtyard as about 200 prisoners were coming outside and as another inmate held Burrell, Veil said.

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Wise's accomplice in the assault, Don D. Williams, was sentenced to serve a consecutive five-year sentence for his involvement, Veil said.

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