By Shereen Siewert

A 25-year-old Tomahawk man who stabbed a man nearly a dozen times will avoid prison time if he successfully completes a six-year probation term, according to court records.

Cody Jenson was convicted Thursday in Lincoln County Circuit Court of first degree reckless injury in connection with the July 8, 2017 town of Bradley stabbing. As part of a plea agreement, charges of attempted first degree intentional homicide, first degree recklessly endangering safety and aggravated battery with the intent to cause great bodily harm were dismissed but read into the record for sentencing purposes.

Police said Jenson was arguing with the alleged victim about a friend when Jenson pulled out a hunting knife and stabbed the man 11 times in the shoulder, arm and abdomen. The man was treated at a local hospital.

During sentencing, Judge Jay Tlusty ordered the probation, along with two months in jail with Huber privileges and 60 hours of community service, as part of a withheld sentencing agreement. In the event of probation failure in connection with a withheld sentence, the defendant is returned to court to receive his sentence. The court can sentence the defendant up to the maximum penalty.

Under the terms of the agreement, Jenson must maintain absolute