Midland Man Sentenced for Stabbing Teenager

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man has been sentenced for stabbing a teenager while his kids held the boy down.

44-year-old Thomas Earl Whitfield will spend 50 years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Midland District Attorney's Office said Whitfield's two teenage sons held a 17-year-old boy to the ground.

That's when Whitfield began slicing and stabbing the boy with a pocket knife.

The 17-year-old boy had serious injuries after the attack.