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Pocatello man pleads guilty to stabbing woman

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Steven Skylar Drain | Bannock County Jail

POCATELLO — A Pocatello man pleaded guilty Monday to stabbing a woman multiple times in 2019.

Steven Skylar Drain, 30, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault. According to the plea agreement obtained by EastIdahoNews.com, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a felony enhancement for using a deadly weapon. Prosecutors will also recommend Drain spend seven to 15 years in prison.

Police reported in October 2019, that Drain stabbed a woman multiple times. He then fled the scene and first responders rushed the woman to Portneuf Medical Center.

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The woman’s injuries were severe enough that she needed further care. She was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Utah.

A short time after the stabbing, Pocatello Police arrested Drain following a stand-off in the 1500 block of Zener Street.

Sentencing for Drain is scheduled for Jan. 14 by District Judge Robert Naftz.

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