A woman who approached a man sitting on the sidewalk, stabbed him and then walked away without saying a word was sentenced to six months in Whatcom County Jail on Thursday, Feb. 12.
Jordan C. Raney, 27, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for stabbing Jeshua Morgan with a knife around 1:20 a.m. Dec. 15, 2014, according to sentencing documents filed in Whatcom County Superior Court.
Raney also will serve probation after her release from jail and must maintain mental health treatment.
Morgan and a friend were sitting on a sidewalk near 1300 Cornwall Ave. when Raney walked up to them and stabbed Morgan in the leg, according to charging documents.
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Morgan and the friend told police that Raney did not say anything before or after the stabbing. Morgan was treated at the scene for a 1-inch cut on his thigh and transported to St. Joseph hospital.
Police found Raney minutes after the stabbing by matching her with the description given by Morgan. They then found a switchblade knife in a nearby trash can; it matched a sheath held by Raney. She was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.
Raney also has convictions of first-degree criminal trespass, theft, disorderly conduct and negligent driving since 2009.