Bath man accused of ‘vicious’ knife attack on girlfriend to plead guilty

Posted Sept. 28, 2012, at 6:19 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2012, at 7:58 a.m.

BATH, Maine — A Bath man accused of what authorities called a “vicious” knife attack on his girlfriend that nearly killed her is scheduled to plead guilty.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Matthew Wycoff has agreed to plead guilty Friday to a charge of elevated aggravated assault.

Sagadahoc County District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau tells The Portland Press Herald the negotiated plea agreement calls for a sentence of 15 years, with eight to serve. In exchange, a charge of attempted murder will be dismissed.

Police say Wycoff stabbed the victim on the neck and shoulders with a steak knife in February after the pair had argued in their home.

Wycoff fled the apartment but was arrested a short while later at a gas station in Topsham.

Sentencing will be at a later date.