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Jury finds Alexandria man guilty of two felony assault charges

Derrick James Thorpe, 27, was found guilty of two counts of felony second degree assault.

Derrick Thorpe
Derrick James Thorpe
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ALEXANDRIA — A jury has found an Alexandria man guilty of two counts of felony assault.

Derrick James Thorpe, 27, was found guilty of two counts of felony second degree assault, the first for assaulting another person with a dangerous weapon and inflicting substantial bodily harm, and the second for assaulting another person with a dangerous weapon.

The maximum sentence for the first count is 10 years imprisonment and a $20,000 fine. The maximum sentence for the second count is seven years imprisonment and a $14,000 fine.

The sentences for either charge have not been posted as of this time.

The verdicts in the case were filed by Douglas County District Court on June 22.

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Thorpe also was found not guilty of felony first degree assault — assaulting another person and inflict great bodily harm.

According to the statement of probable cause, Thorpe stabbed another man above his left collar bone and in his left cheek with a steak knife during an argument on Feb. 16.

According to a news release from the Alexandria Police Department, the victim was treated by North Ambulance and later transported to the Alomere Health's emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries.

Thorpe claimed self-defense, telling police that the man was strangling him, the statement of probable cause read.

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