Man sentenced up to 40 years in stabbing

A Seymour man who pleaded guilty to breaking into a home and stabbing a pregnant woman two years ago will serve up to 40 years in prison for his crimes.

Justin D. Colvin recently was sentenced by Senior Judge William Vance in Jackson Circuit Court on a Level 2 felony charge of robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and an enhanced charge of being a habitual offender. He also has past convictions of criminal trespassing and possession of methamphetamine.

During the sentencing hearing, Colvin’s victim spoke about the physical, emotional and financial impact the incident had and continues to have on her to this day.

She had been at home asleep in the 100 block of West Brown Street in Seymour when the stabbing occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 6, 2014, according to police records.

The victim, who was in her early 20s, was stabbed about six times, and the robber fled with some of her cash, police said.

She was around 16 weeks pregnant at the time, but the baby was not injured. The woman suffered wounds to her arms, head and right eye and was treated at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Colvin, who was 28 at the time, was arrested almost two weeks after the crime. He was tied to the attack after DNA evidence was found on the steak knife used that was left at the scene. He also knew the victim’s boyfriend, police said.

In addition to the DNA, Colvin had a large scratch on his face that he received from the victim during the attack.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.