A man involved in a 2014 stabbing has been sentenced to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. 43-year old Billy Joe McGee, 43, of Cape Girardeau was sentenced by Judge Michael Gardner in July. McGee had been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after stabbing a man with a steak knife in February 2014. Police responded to a house at 1430 N. Spanish St. the night of Feb. 13, 2014, to find a man sitting on the front porch, holding a piece of cloth to his abdomen. The victim, who was taken to a hospital for treatment, described a confrontation between him and McGee in an alley, according to a probable-case statement filed in the case. He said McGee threatened to kill him, started to walk away, then turned back and stabbed him with a wooden-handled steak knife. The victim gave conflicting answers when asked whether he knew McGee. Witnesses told police McGee fled to his mother’s home nearby, then jumped a fence and escaped. A jury trial had been scheduled, but was canceled in mid-May when McGee entered a guilty plea on the assault charge. McGee pleaded guilty to that count in exchange for the charge of armed criminal action being dismissed.