A habitual felon from Kannapolis was sentenced to life in prison after a three-day trial.
Johnny Ringo Wallace, 45, was convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony violating a domestic protective order, misdemeanor assault on a female, misdemeanor breaking and/or entering and the status of being a violent habitual felon and habitual felon.
Wallace was sentenced to a mandatory penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole as a habitual felon and 110-144 months in prison, according to a press release from the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office.
WBTV reported that in October of 2016, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Safrit Road in reference to a disturbance after a neighbor heard yelling from a residence.
After arriving on the scene, deputies found a victim bleeding from his neck who stated that his girlfriend had a restraining order against Wallace from 2015.
The victim said while he and his girlfriend were sitting on the second story deck of the residence, Wallace walked onto the deck and began assaulting him with a knife.
WBTV also reported that Wallace had previous convictions of felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony larceny and felony flee to elude arrest.