Man gets more than 10 years in prison a year after knife incident

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2003

A man accused of slashing a man, injuring a police officer and smashing a police car window on South Franklin Street in August 2002 has been sentenced to serve more than 10 years in jail.

Adrian Paige, 31, was found guilty earlier this year of third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal assault, resisting arrest and fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons.

In a separate jury trial, he also was found guilty of second-degree robbery and second-degree theft committed about five weeks after his August 2002 arrest.

In the August 2002 incident, Paige was accused of pulling a knife on a man during a fight. He was accused of threatening the man and several witnesses before cutting the hand of the man he was fighting.

During his arrest, Paige kicked out a window of a patrol vehicle. Flying glass sliced the face of one of the arresting officers. The injured officer and the man injured in the fight were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks sentenced Paige for both criminal cases at the same hearing. He imposed 10 years on the robbery charge with four years suspended, and five years on the theft charge with two years suspended. Those sentences are to be served at the same time, but in addition to the sentence on the charges stemming from August 2002.

Weeks imposed consecutive sentences of five years with two suspended for criminal mischief, one year with six months suspended for assault, one year with six months suspended for resisting arrest, and 90 days for weapons misconduct.

Weeks also placed Paige on probation for three years after his release from custody.

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