Port Angeles stabbing suspect pleads to lesser charge
By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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Edward Paul Horner, 56, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of fourth-degree assault after originally being charged with assault in the first degree after James Hann was stabbed in the chest July 23.
Hann was taken to Olympic Medical Center that evening, treated and later released.
Horner was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for time served and ordered to pay $1,200 in victim assessment and court fees.
He had been in jail since the July incident.
He also was ordered not to have contact with Hann for two years.
According to police accounts, the stabbing happened on a stretch of trail near Hollywood Beach at about 10 p.m.
After Port Angeles police were called, Hann told arriving officers he had been sitting with a woman friend on Hollywood Beach that night when Horner started harassing her.
Horner reportedly did not leave when Hann told him to, leading to an argument between the two men that ended with Hann being stabbed in the upper left chest.
Police arrested Horner without incident that night.
Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at email@example.com.
Last modified: August 29. 2013 5:47PM