A plea agreement could be reached in the case of a Lansing man accused of stabbing another man.

A plea agreement could be reached in the case of a Lansing man accused of stabbing another man.

Christopher L. Allison, 50, is charged with aggravated battery in connection to a Feb. 2 incident in Lansing.

Allison appeared Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court for what had been scheduled as a preliminary hearing. But, Allison's attorney, Michael Willcott, asked for a continuance.

Willcott said the prosecution and defense are in plea negotiations.

"But, we feel it's very important to get a copy of the criminal record of my client," Willcott said.

The defense attorney requested District Judge Gunnar Sundby schedule a status hearing for the case. The hearing was set for May 23.

Allison was arrested after Lansing police responded to his home Feb. 2 in the 1100 block of North Fourth Street.

Officers found an unconscious 47-year-old man on the floor of the residence. The man had been stabbed in his upper chest area, Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman said.

The injuries were considered life-threatening at the time, but the man survived.

In court Wednesday, Willcott asked Sundby to order a criminal history check of Allison. The judge said he would order the check.

However, a court services officer already had prepared a preliminary criminal history investigation of the defendant.

According to the preliminary criminal history investigation, Allison has multiple prior convictions. He has a criminal history score of "C."

Under Kansas sentencing guidelines, a criminal history score of "A" is the most severe. "I" is the lowest level of criminal history.

If Allison were to be convicted as he is currently charged, he would face a standard prison sentence of 57 months, or more than four years, according to the preliminary criminal history investigation.

Allison remains in custody at Leavenworth County Jail.

Another defendant, Anthony E. Allison, has been charged in connection to the Feb. 2 incident.

He has been charged with interference with the judicial process.

A pretrial conference in his case is scheduled for July 18. His trial is scheduled for Aug. 4, according to court records.

Lt. Fred Grenier, of the Lansing Police Department, said he believes Christopher and Anthony Allison are brothers.