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Man gets nearly 11 years in stabbing

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By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Local News Editor
Published: September 9, 2016, 6:16pm

A man who attacked another man with a screwdriver while stealing items out of his vehicle was sentenced Friday to nearly 11 years in prison.

Clyde L. Johnson, 31, address not provided, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to first-degree robbery in connection with the Feb. 24 incident.

Johnson was confronted by the victim, Michael Crabb, while he was inside Crabb’s van in the 9000 block of Mount Baker Avenue in Vancouver. Johnson used a screwdriver he had taken from the van to stab Crabb multiple times, according to a probable cause affidavit. Crabb suffered puncture wounds on his arms and shin, and an abrasion, court records said.

Johnson then ran from the scene with some stolen items but later returned to try to locate property he had dropped, the affidavit states. Responding officers chased him and arrested him in a yard, where he damaged a fence, according to court documents.

Deputy Prosecutor Patrick Robinson said during the hearing that Johnson stole a $5 bill and a key to the victim’s vehicle.

Judge Robert Lewis followed the attorneys’ previously agreed-upon sentencing recommendation of 129 months. Johnson will also serve 18 months of community custody and must pay more than $500 in restitution. He was given credit for 198 days.