Woman will serve time behind bars for 2010 stabbing

Local - 5/14/2014 3:31 PM by Stuart Hammer

BECKLEY – A woman who evaded law enforcement for more than a year is going to prison.

Jessica Amick, 24, will serve 1 to 5 years in prison for violating her probation terms stemming from an altercation that occurred in 2010.

Police reports say Amick stabbed an 18 year-old girl in the parking lot of a Food Lion in Beckley.

Amick was serving time on probation but was ordered to attend substance abuse classes which she failed to complete. When she was ordered to appear in court, Amick fled and was finally apprehended two weeks ago on April 30 in Beaver.

Prosecuting attorney John Gallaher says serving time behind bars is best for everyone.

“The judge and everybody gave her several opportunities to straighten her life out and she didn't take advantage of those. So I think this is a very good result for Ms. Amick and for society.”

In exchange for her admitting she violated probation, the prosecution agreed to drop several other new misdemeanor charges against her.


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