Suspect pleads guilty to Lampe Park stabbing
A 21-year-old Dresslerville man faces up to 10 years in Nevada State Prison after changing his plea to guilty, admitting he stabbed a 26-year-old man last spring in an altercation at Lampe Park.
“I was basically defending myself,” Brandon Brown told District Judge Dave Gamble on Tuesday.
“It’s really important for me today in taking your plea to know the bad stuff,” Gamble said.
“I stabbed somebody with a knife,” Brown said.
He admitted that he knew the victim, Brandon Robertson of Markleeville, and caused substantial bodily injury with the knife at Lampe Park on May 14.
He pleaded guilty to attempted battery with a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm.
The crime carries a punishment of 1-10 years. Brown could be eligible for probation.
In a plea agreement, both sides are free to argue for punishment and may present witnesses and victim impact statements at the sentencing Nov. 30.
Brown originally pleaded not guilty to battery with a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm. He was set for a three-day trial Dec. 6.
Robertson testified at a preliminary hearing in June that the men were arguing over allegations that Brown was involved with the victim’s wife.
Robertson was taken by CareFlight to Renown Regional Medical Center and spent five days in the Reno hospital.
Since the knifing, Robertson said he had difficulty breathing, bending, running, and is in constant pain. He said he has limited movement of his left arm.
Brown has been in custody in Douglas County Jail on $10,500 bail.