A KNIFEMAN who stabbed a dog walker twice in the back because he refused to hand over a gold bracelet has been jailed.
Corey Rice (19) chased after his victim on Sellars Road, Kimberworth, and assaulted him on his own doorstep when he refused to hand over the £2,500 chain, Sheffield Crown Court heard today (Thursday).
Mr Conor Quinn, prosecuting, said the victim had taken his dog for a walk around the block and realised that Rice was following him. .
Rice ran after him and caught up with his victim just as he reached his front door.
“He demanded he give him his bracelet, which was valued at £2,500,” said Mr Quinn.
Rice's victim was banging on the door shouting for his girlfriend to let him in, said Mr Quinn, adding: "The defendant stabbed him twice in the back, which was partially captured on the the victim’s Ring doorbell camera."
The victim managed to get through the door but he had suffered a punctured lung and was covered in blood.
“The defendant could still be heard shouting, ‘Give me your chain, give me your f***ing chain’,” said Mr Quinn.
“As he did, he tried to force his way into the property.”
The couple managed to lock the door and called for an ambulance.
Mr Quinn said the victim had applied pressure to his wounds as he struggled to breathe, before he was taken to hospital, where his chest was drained and his lung reinflated.
He also suffered slash wounds to his hand where he had tried to grab the knife during the attack.
The victim said in a statement which was read to the court that he was now reluctant to leave his house.
“This has made me feel anxious and extremely agitated,” he said.
“I tend not to go out anymore as I’m frightened, especially if I hear something close by.”
He said he had lost feeling in his right hand and did not know if it would return.
Rice (19), of Stone View Court, Mexborough, admitted section 18 wounding, possession of a bladed article and attempted robbery at an earlier hearing at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.
He has four convictions for four previous offences including possession of an offensive weapon and threatening behaviour.
Mitigating, Ms Katy Rafter said Rice had accepted full responsibility for the attack.
She said Rice’s life had fallen apart when he was about 16 when his parents had separated.
Ms Rafter said a close family member of Rice had started to use crack cocaine and had introduced him to it.
Sentencing Rice, Judge Sarah Wright said: “You caused appalling injuries with long-term effects on your victim.
“You have a sorry history – you were clearly let down as an adolescent.
“You suffer from mental health issues and ADHD.
“This was very violent, awful offending and so serious that only a substantial custodial sentence is appropriate.”