An Akron man who cut the throat of another man after an argument was given the maximum sentence Friday.
56-year-old Curtis Howard will spend the next eight years in prison after being found guilty of one count of felonious assault March 12 stemming from a September incident at the boarding house he was staying at.
Prosecutors say Howard was arguing with another man over the television volume, then hit him in the face and then cut him under the chin with a pocket knife. Howard to chase him out of the house and two of the residents heard Howard yell “I am going to kill you!” while running after the man.
The victim’s injury required 19 stitches.
Howard has been in trouble for similar incidents in the past, dating back to 1994.