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Cantu gets 5 years probation for stabbing

An Austin man who stabbed another man outside of the Tendermaid Sandwich Shop in January was sentenced to five years probation Friday.

Adrian Alexander Cantu, 18, will also perform 80 hours of community service as part of his sentence. He had pleaded guilty to felony third-degree assault in March.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Fourth Avenue Northeast on a report of a fight at a residence around 8 p.m. Jan. 12.

They found Jhonny Garcia-Moctezuma, 21, near the Tender Maid Sandwich Shop. He said he was drinking with friends and went outside for a cigarette. When Garcia-Moctezuma went back inside, he said a fight had started, and he tried to break it up. Garcia-Moctezuma was treated at Austin Medical Center for a stab wound to the leg. His right index finger and head were also cut in the incident.

Cantu was taken to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning and admitted to stabbing Garcia-Moctezuma, the report states. Cantu, who said he was pushed down a flight of stairs during the fight, was treated at AMC for a cut to his thumb.