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Prosecutors dismiss case against stabbing suspect

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SIOUX CITY (KWWL) -  The case against a Sioux City man charged in a stabbing earlier this month has been dismissed.
   Assistant Woodbury County Attorney Terry Ganzel wrote in a motion to dismiss the case against 51-year-old Harvey Johnson, saying there was insufficient evidence. Johnson had been charged with willful injury in connection to the stabbing of Karl Lyons.
   Ganzel says a witness has supported Johnson's claim that he acted in self-defense and that other evidence shows Lyons had started the Feb. 13 confrontation.
    A judge dismissed the case Monday.
   According to court documents, Lyons was stabbed in the stomach, chest and under his left armpit. He also had a 4-inch cut to his neck. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and later released.

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