The man charged with stabbing one person and cutting another Tuesday pleaded not guilty to both charges Wednesday afternoon.
David Ray Abrams, 42, of Paris, was arrested Tuesday afternoon following the assault on Crawford Avenue in which he allegedly stabbed 57-year-old Greg Armitage and wounded 60-year-old Alice Watts.
Appearing by closed circuit television in Clark District Court, Abrams said nothing while the judge entered automatic not guilty pleas to his charges of first-degree assault and second-degree assault.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 9 and Abrams’ $20,000 cash bond was left intact.
The incident reportedly stemmed from a dispute involving money. Winchester Police Detective Eric Campbell said money was loaned by Abrams’ aunt to Watts, but reportedly had not been repaid.