Lexington man present at stabbing violated probation, authorities say

A Lexington man found himself back in trouble just over a week after being sentenced to probation.

Blake Smith was found guilty of attempted second-degree sexual assault in May 2013 and sentenced to probation on December 20th. According to a motion to revoke probation filed in Dawson County District Court, Smith started violating the terms of his probation within just a few days.

The motion said Smith admitted to using drugs and alcohol within his first week on probation. On December 27th, Smith failed to report as required and that evening and early the next morning Smith was with several individuals with criminal records, which the motion said was another violation of his probation terms. It also stated Smith accompanied Greg Franco, Ray Jackson, and Doug Matzar to a residence at 312 West High Street early the morning of December 28th. An altercation broke out and Matzar was stabbed and killed. Navor Millan's murder case in the incident was bound over to district court Monday.

In total Smith is alleged to have violated at least five terms of his probation: avoiding contact with persons with criminal records, reporting as directed by his probation officer, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, abiding by a curfew, and observing home confinement. Smith was placed under arrest January 3rd.

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