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Sugar Grove man may face 50-year sentence after Knife attack

A September knife attack brings a Sugar Grove man a maximum possible penalty of nearly 50 years in prison.

That’s according to charges read in court by President Judge Maureen Skerda against Kurtis A. Groves, 29.

He entered not guilty pleas at two dockets Thursday morning.

At one, Groves faces charges including two counts each of aggravated assault — attempts to cause serious bodily injury or causes injury with extreme indifference, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

The second docket is a sole count of disorderly conduct — unreasonable noise. At that docket, Skerda said Groves was screaming continuously for 20 minutes and didn’t stop when police told him he’d be charged if he didn’t.

Regarding the first incident, City of Warren Police said Groves was involved in a dispute involving three people back in September at 215 Fourth Ave., Warren.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, “during an argument, Groves became enraged and pulled a large knife from his boot. He then rushed the victims.”

When police arrived, they spoke with a victim who had a“laceration that was actively bleeding on his arm,” according to the affidavit.

Officers spoke with groves, who waived his rights, according to the affidavit.

“Groves stated that, during an argument, he pulled a large, fixed-blade knife out of his boot” and rushed at the two alleged victims, according to the affidavit. They fell to the floor “where they were able to successfully take the knife from him.”

“During the… struggle, victim one received a laceration to his forearm and victim two had a small cut on his hand,” police said. “Groves also stated that he was under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine at the time.”

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