A Sheridan man on parole who stabbed his mother's boyfriend multiple times following an argument in March was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in Garland County Circuit Court.
Brady Alexander Hogg, 30, who has remained in custody since his arrest on March 17, pleaded guilty to first-degree battery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with 13 years suspended, and ordered to pay $190 in court costs.
Hogg "has zero parole eligibility because he has a prior for residential burglary, so he cannot receive parole on this sentence," Deputy Prosecutor Caitlin Bornhoft told The Sentinel-Record Wednesday.
"So he will serve two years and then have a 13-year suspended sentence where if he violates his conditions or commits a new crime he could potentially go back to prison for that full length of time, and if that happened and he did get sent back that would also be with no parole."
Hogg also agreed to having a warrantless search waiver on file for the remainder of his suspended sentence once released so he can be searched without probable cause if stopped at any time.
"The plea was done the way it was based on the victim's request, given the nature of their relationship and being part of each other's lives even despite the incident," Bornhoft said, noting the victim "fortunately recovered from his injuries."
According to court records, Hogg was convicted in 2019 in Clark County of two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to six years' supervised probation. He was convicted on June 26, 2020, in Grant County of residential burglary and theft of property and sentenced to six years in prison, but was later paroled.
According to the probable cause affidavit, on March 17, shortly before 8 p.m., Hot Springs police responded to a stabbing that had just occurred in the 200 block of East Grand, and once there detained Hogg at the scene.
Witnesses said Hogg had just fought and stabbed another male, 46, who officers noted was suffering from multiple stab wounds to his body. The victim was transported to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs where it was determined he had three stab wounds to the left side of his lower back, four stab wounds to his left side and swelling to the left side of his face.
While he was being treated, the man told HSPD detectives he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend's son, identified as Hogg. He said they were driving and pulled the vehicle over and Hogg was told to get out.
The man said he also got out of the vehicle and Hogg struck him in the face and then stabbed him in the side.
Hogg was later interviewed and stated he had been riding in the back seat of his mother's vehicle and her boyfriend was riding in the front passenger seat. During the drive, Hogg was asking his mother if his ex-girlfriend could come over to the house and "stay the night."
He said his mother told him she didn't want his ex-girlfriend there, but he "kept asking." During the conversation, his mother's boyfriend "became angry" and told him to stop asking her about it and an argument ensued.
During the argument, Hogg said his mother pulled over and told him to get out. He said her boyfriend got out first and opened Hogg's door and began yelling at him.
Hogg claimed he was "in fear for his life" and pulled his knife out to defend himself. He said he "did not remember much" after that because he "blacked out," and the "next thing he knew" the victim had been stabbed and was being transported from the scene by LifeNet.
Hogg remained in custody on a $100,000 bond and pleaded not guilty to the battery charge on June 8. On July 17, an omnibus hearing was held where it was determined statements Hogg made to police after his arrest would be admissible at trial. The case was set for a disposition hearing on Aug. 28 and was continued three times before being set for Tuesday.