A road worker was stabbed in the arm by a man who felt slighted after walking through a barricaded area and was told to proceed onto the sidewalk. One of the workers pinned him to the ground and returned with a knife.

Sam Wagner, 23, attacked Corey Janes with the gun, which pierced his right forearm during the incident in Caldicot, Monmouthshire, on Aug. 18 last year. Mr. Janes was working with his father, Alan Janes, when the defendant threatened them, ordering him to leave the area where they worked.

A sentencing hearing at Newport Crown Court on Wednesday heard that Mr. Janes collapsed after being taken to the hospital and required a blood transfusion due to blood loss. He received stitches to help the wounds heal after the knife went through his arm and out the other side.

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Prosecutor Gareth James said the victim was in the van when Wagner drove through the roadblocks and was warned by Alan Janes not to get out and back onto the sidewalk. The defendant replied, “What the hell are you going to do with that?” Mr. Janes got out of the truck and pulled Wagner away from her father. A brief scuffle ensued before Mr. Janes pin Wagner to the ground.

Alan Janes separated his son and the defendant, who left threatening to return, burn the truck and injure them. Mr. Janes ignored these threats as he was repeatedly verbally abused at his job.

The victim was on a video call with her partner and son when Wagner returned 10 to 15 minutes after the initial fight. He was shirtless and walked up to the van driver’s window and said, “What are you saying now?”

Describing the attack, Gareth James said: “(Wagner) pulled out a knife and went to stab the claimant through the open window as Cory Janes approached the passenger side of the van. He raised his hand to defend himself and the defendant struck. applicant through his hand. The defendant fled along the highway, allowing the perpetrator to exit the truck and receive assistance from his father.”

A resident helped Janes drain the blood from his wounds and he was taken to Grange University Hospital in Cumbran, where he collapsed in the waiting room. He was described as “sweaty and damp” and his heart rate increased. It turned out that he had a two-inch wound on his right forearm, which required a blood transfusion.

Shortly after the attack, Wagner texted his former teammate and admitted to stabbing someone, cleaned the knife with bleach and threw it away. The next day, she saw the defendant who was aggressive and nasty to her and her family and had a kitchen knife in his belt. His sister called the police and Wagner was arrested. They found a kitchen knife on him and the police recovered another knife that was discarded.

Wagner, from Pill Row, Caldicot, initially denied responsibility for the attack, claiming that people were “making it up” about it due to its unpopularity. He later pleaded guilty to section 18 bodily harm and two counts of possession of a bladed article. The court found that he had good character before.

In a victim impact statement read out in court, Janes said the attack left him “physically and mentally scarred” and left a scar on his right forearm that “serves as a constant reminder”. She said her injuries caused compression and restriction of movement in her arm, which affected her work and her ability to play with and care for young children. He said the incident affected both his partner and his father, who had previously witnessed his grandfather killed after being stabbed.

As a mitigating factor, Nigel Fryer called his client “very remorseful” and said the defendant had been drinking and using various drugs prior to the attack. He said Wagner wanted to “start over” to have a relationship with his son.

Handing down the sentence, Judge Richard Williams said: “This was a revenge attack, he felt slighted after being told to leave a barricaded area of ​​roadworks and arm himself to confront the victim.” He acknowledged that the defendant had been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD, but that his diagnosis had nothing to do with the assault.

Wager was sentenced to four years and six months in prison with an extended furlough period of two years and six months. You will serve at least two-thirds of your sentence before being considered for parole. He was also sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Source: Wales Online