Laramie Man Pleads Not Guilty in Downtown Stabbing
A man accused of a November stabbing in downtown Laramie entered a not guilty plea in District Court on Thursday.
Aaron Scott Johnson, 42, is charged with one count of aggravated assault. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. His trial is scheduled for May 24-26.
Johnson is currently out on bond. He said Thursday that he has been working and asked for his curfew, which was 6 p.m., to be moved back to 8 p.m. so that he could attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Judge Jeffrey Donnell agreed, but told Johnson that he had better be prepared to present the court with evidence of his attendance.
Johnson was arrested the night of Nov. 24 after allegedly stabbing a man in the back of his leg in the 100 block of E. Ivinson Ave. around 10:30 p.m.
According to a press release, the victim was able to provide responding officers of the Laramie Police Department with a description of his attacker. Authorities did not consider the victim’s wound to be life-threatening.
Police commenced a search and took Johnson into custody a short time later.