A man charged in a New Year's Eve stabbing in Soddy Daisy has been ordered to serve six months of a three-year sentence in the workhouse.
Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern also directed Jason Miller to go to anger management classes, have a CADAS assessment and pay $50 per month to the state Victim Compensation Fund.
Wesley Shipley testified that he was at a party with 20-25 others, and he said Miller and another man came over twice uninvited. He said he was asked to leave the second time.
He said on the second occasion, a very intoxicated Miller hit another man at the party, and then stabbed Mr. Shipley in the stomach. Mr. Shipley said he was in the hospital for two and a half days and it was a couple of weeks before he was able to stand up on his own.
He said, "Every morning I wake up, look at that scar and I think 'he tried to kill me that night.'"
He said all his expenses, including the hospital bill and time off work, were paid by the victim fund.
Miller said he had been drinking liquor for several hours and he does not remember much of what happened that night, but he said he is "extremely sorry."
He said he works as a truck driver and is currently living with his sister in Hixson. He said he is seeking custody of his two children, ages two and 12, after his wife, Rebecca Miller, was arrested by Soddy Daisy police on Sept. 14 for making meth.