BELLINGHAM - A holiday guest has been sentenced to five months in jail for trying to stab through a bedroom door to attack a man at a Bellingham home.
Floyd Edward Marcrum, 31, of California, was visiting a relative for the holidays in the early morning hours of Dec. 26 when he got "highly intoxicated" and started calling people punks and other names, according to charges filed in Whatcom County Superior Court.
Marcrum made some threats, then grabbed a knife from his luggage and tried to stab his cousin's boyfriend, 22. The victim retreated to a bedroom, but Marcrum "stabbed through the door a couple of times before being forced from the house," wrote Deputy Prosecutor Elizabeth Gallery.
Within the hour, sheriff's deputies found him at a 7-Eleven, 1300 Lakeway Drive, parked beside the 22-year-old man's pickup truck. At some point in the night, Marcrum had snatched up the keys, but people in the house didn't know how he did it. The pickup had a flat tire from hitting a curb.
Marcrum's hand was bleeding. He claimed he cut himself while peeling potatoes.
After getting stitches at St. Joseph hospital, Marcrum was booked into jail. He pleaded guilty last week to two felonies: assault in the third degree and taking a motor vehicle without the owner's permission in the second degree.
According to his case file, Marcrum had no felony history.