Slasher pleads guilty in two cases

Published 5:30 pm Saturday, December 18, 2010

An Austin man accused of two stabbings in July pleaded guilty to two charges of felony second-degree assault with a deadly weapon Thursday in Mower County Court.

Ghavin Darrell Marryshaw, 24, faces charges in two separate stabbings — one that took place July 4 and one July 11. A first-degree assault charge in the July 11 incident was dropped when Marryshaw pleaded guilty to the other assault charge.

On July 11, Marryshaw allegedly slashed Andrew Lee Davis, 27, of Austin, on both arms and stabbed him in the upper chest.

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According to a criminal complaint, several witnesses saw Marryshaw and Davis arguing outside Mickey’s Bar on Second Avenue Northeast at around 1 a.m. Marryshaw then allegedly began flailing at Davis, before dropping a knife and fleeing the scene.

On July 4, a similar scene reportedly unfolded in the Plaza Lot. A 19-year-old male told police he was outside with a group of people after bar close when another group walked up and started harassing them. An argument ensued, and the two groups began pushing and shoving, a criminal complaint states. The 19-year-old said he was in the middle of this when he felt a sharp prick in his left lower back and then again on his left wrist.

Marryshaw will be sentenced in both cases on March 24.