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Stamford man to serve two years for knife fight over cocaine debt

May 24, 2019

STAMFORD — A Stamford man was sentenced to two years and one day in prison for stabbing a man in a city park last year.

Evans “Indian” Powell, 27, appeared before Judge Bruce Hudock Friday morning at the Stamford courthouse where he pleaded guilty to first-degree assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and indecent exposure.

According to his arrest affidavit, the victim of the knife attack told police that his fight with Powell took place at Lione Park on March 27, 2018 when Powell demanded $20 the man owed him from a previously credited purchase of cocaine.

The victim said the argument escalated and he saw Powell had a four- to five-inch knife in his hand, the affidavit said. The victim said he managed to grab a wrench out of his car, but Powell knocked him to the ground and slashed the left side of his neck.

The victim said he hit Powell with the wrench several times until someone broke up the fight, the affidavit said. The victim said Powell then picked up the knife and stabbed him several times in the back.

The man drove himself to Stamford Hospital where he collapsed in the entrance.

Powell also pleaded guilty to grabbing a woman’s breasts and masturbating in front of another woman.

As well as the two-year sentence, Powell will be put on the state’s sex offender registry and will have to undergo mental health evaluation and treatment, drug abuse evaluation and treatment and sex offender evaluation and treatment.

After being released from prison, Powell will also be put on special parole for three years and will have to stay on probation for three years after that.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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