PENDLETON — A jury Thursday found Joe C. Bonner, 46, of Pendleton, guilty of several counts related to stabbing a man in February.
The 12-person jury heard the case for two days at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Pendleton, and convicted Bonner of second-degree assault, possession of methamphetamine, menacing and second-degree disorderly conduct, according to court records. Second-degree assault carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, 10 months.
The jury, though, found Bonner not guilty of the more severe charge of first-degree assault.
Bonner and Christopher Lyons of Hermiston assaulted a third man, John Hall of Pendleton, early on Feb. 23 in Pendleton on the 500 block of Northwest Bailey Avenue. Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts at the time reported Lyons arrived at 2:16 a.m. to the emergency department of St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, with a stab wound to his mid/lower left back and a cut approximately 12 inches across to his right upper chest.
Lyons is serving 15 months at Two Rivers Correctional Institution, Umatilla, after pleading no contest in April to third-degree assault for his role in the crime.
Umatilla County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Brauer presided over the trial and will sentence Bonner the afternoon of Sept. 24.