- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to slashing his colleague with a box cutter outside of a Cape Girardeau hotel.

The Southeast Missourian reports (https://bit.ly/1q7itp2 ) 40-year-old Robert Brewer of Jonesboro, Arkansas, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault.

Police say the Arkansas-based roofing company employees were returning from a club in August when they got into a fight. They say the victim suffered cuts up to 1 inch deep on his neck, face, shoulder and thigh.

Brewer tells police he was acting in self-defense after the other man put him in a choke hold. Police say the claim is inconsistent with the victim’s injuries.

Sentencing is scheduled for December.

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Information from: Southeast Missourian, https://www.semissourian.com

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