A 33-year-old Houston man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday in connection to a 2018 stabbing in Bryan.

According to the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office, Christopher Jones, 33, was sentenced by a jury after being found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In April 2018, Bryan officers responded to a stabbing in the 1100 block of Turkey Creek Road in Bryan. Upon arrival, officers found a man who had been stabbed once in the forearm and once in the chest. The man was taken to a local hospital.

Police said the man told authorities that Jones, his roommate, attacked him in their home with a butcher knife without provocation. During the incident, the victim fell in the bathtub, where he was able to kick Jones in the chest and stop the attack. The victim then escaped the home and called 911.

Officials say Jones was found outside the home with an injury to his hand, and the victim’s bloody footprint was found on Jones’ chest.

Jones faced a punishment of five years to life in prison. He was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2011 out of Harris County. In that incident, he received a seven-year prison sentence after he robbed a man at knifepoint at a Houston gas station.

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