JEFFERSONVILLE — A man arrested last week in connection with a stabbing in Jeffersonville has been formally charged.

Jason Davis, 34, is charged with a level 3 felony for aggravated battery posing a substantial risk of death, a level 5 felony for battery with a deadly weapon and a level 6 felony for criminal recklessness for a July 11 incident in which he's accused of assaulting a family member.

He appeared for an initial hearing Tuesday in Clark County Circuit Court No. 4, where a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and bond set at $30,000, cash only.

Court records show that at 9:23 a.m. July 11, police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1000 block of French Street. There, they found the victim, who was covered in blood and had injuries to his head and face, and "what appeared to be injuries from a sharp object" to an arm.

The victim was transported to University of Louisville Hospital, and police learned later that day he had suffered mandible (jaw) fractures and deep cuts to an arm and ribs.

Officers located Davis in an open, unattached garage at the home. He was transported to the Jeffersonville police station where court records show he waived his rights and told police he had used a paring knife to stab the victim in the arm and had hit the person in the face, knocking him to the ground.

Investigators secured a warrant to search the property, finding a paring knife at the scene. Court records show the house was in "complete disarray," with blood in several locations in the home and on furniture.

Davis is expected to appear for an initial hearing Aug. 21, with an early trial scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 24.

Aprile Rickert is the crime and courts reporter at the News and Tribune. Contact her via email at or by phone at 812-206-2115. Follow her on Twitter: @Aperoll27.