Greenville man gets 1 year for Wesco stabbing

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 10:49 am on Friday, March 30, 2012

Eric Tett

STANTON — A Greenville man was sentenced to jail time Thursday after a stabbing incident at the Wesco gas station in Greenville.

Eric Tett, 27, was originally charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and vehicle tampering.

According to court documents, Tett assaulted one male teenager and stabbed another male teenager with a screwdriver or a sparkplug wrench around 4:20 p.m. Jan. 22 at Wesco on the corner of Franklin and Washington streets. Tett also damaged the vehicle of the teenager he stabbed.

Tett allegedly fled the scene in a vehicle before officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety responded. Officers arrested Tett at his residence a short time later.

Family members transported the stabbing victim to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The motive behind the incident is not clear.

Tett pleaded no contest to assault with a dangerous weapon. His attorney, Lori Shearer of Stanton, said Tett is pleading no contest due to the possibility of civil liability.

A no contest plea is not a guilty plea, but is treated as a guilty plea by the court.

Tett was sentenced Thursday to one year in the Montcalm County jail in Stanton and five years probation.

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