An Endicott man is admitting he stabbed a man during a verbal dispute in August of 2016 in the Town of Union.

New York State Police had accused 22 year old Alex Crotsley of stabbing the other man in the chest several times on West Wendell Street on August 7th of last year.

Crotsley has pleaded guilty to felony attempted assault, admitting he stabbed the victim with a knife, intending to injure him.

The victim was treated at Wilson Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Crotsley had initially been charged with attempted murder, which could have put him in prison for 25 years if convicted.  Under the plea deal, he will be sentenced to eight years and five years on parole when he is sentenced in January.

Crotsley remains in the Broome County Jail.