A Deer River man pleaded guilty to two counts of felony Second Degree Assault in connection with a stabbing in Grand Rapids on February 25th.   31-year-old Dana Allen Middleton of Deer River entered the plea in Itasca County district court on Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Grand Rapids police responded to the 500 block of Canal Street, around 1:00am on a report of a stabbing.  The victim, victim suffering from a large cut and puncture wound, identified Middleton as the person responsible for the assault.  Middleton remains in custody facing a maximum of 5 years in prison.  A sentencing date has been set for April 14th.