Brian M. McGrath, 51, of Cary.

A Cary man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for stabbing another man several times during a fight in Cary, requiring the victim to be flown to the hospital.

Brian M. McGrath, 51, of the 0-100 block of High Road in Cary, was charged in February with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony.

The Cary Police Department and Cary Fire Protection District responded around 11:30 p.m. on February 5 to the 100 block of South Spring Street in Cary for a report of a subject who was stabbed.

Emergency crews arrived and found a male subject with several stab wounds and lacerations to his abdomen and back, Cary Deputy Police Chief Scott Naydenoff said at the time.

Paramedics treated the man and transported him to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital.

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The man was subsequently flown by a LifeNet medical helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment, Naydenoff said.

Officers learned the stabbing occurred at another residence near the 100 block of South Spring Street.

The victim and McGrath, who both knew each other, were involved in an argument that escalated into a physical fight.

The victim was stabbed in the fight and ran to the residence where emergency crews found him, Naydenoff said.

Police were able to identify the residence where the stabbing occurred and identified McGrath as the suspect.

McGrath was arrested and transported to the McHenry County Jail where he has been held since his arrest.

Court records show McGrath entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office last week.

He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his other charge being dismissed.

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McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced McGrath to 30 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

McGrath will receive 290 days of credit for time already served and 83 days of credit for engaging in a self-improvement program or volunteer work.