PRINEVILLE, OR -- A 26-year-old Prineville man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for attacking two women in 2017.
Prineville Man Accused of Double Stabbing (01/30/2017)
Crook County District Attorney Wade Whiting says Anthony Smith broke into a neighboring apartment, January 29, 2017 and brutally attacked the resident and her friend. He stabbed one in the neck before she escaped to call for help. When officers responded, Smith used the other woman’s body to shield himself from police after cutting her face.
Whiting credited the swift action by responding officers with saving the women. And, he called the display of friendship between the victims "heroic," for their efforts to help each other.
Smith pleaded No Contest to two counts of Assault, Attempted Rape and Burglary, and he must register as a sex offender upon release.