A Helena Municipal Water System employee who allegedly attacked a fellow worker with a box cutter is back working with the city with a new job, at his old salary plus back pay.

Memphis television station WREG reports the man still faces a felony criminal charge.

A Helena Municipal Water System employee who allegedly attacked a fellow worker with a box cutter is back working with the city with a new job, at his old salary plus back pay.

Memphis television station WREG reports the man still faces a felony criminal charge.

The incident occurred Sept. 1 but on Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Helena-West City Council at its regular session voted to give him a new position with the city's code and street departments last week.

According to city policy, all fired employees have the right to appeal their termination. The man exercised his chance to appeal.

The TV station said the the alleged attack took place on Sept. The box-cutter reportedly cut through the victim's shirt and slashed his chest.

Police Chief James Smith told WREG the incident started as an altercation between the two after having words with one another.

A charge of battery in the second degree – a felony – was filed. He was placed on administrative leave on Oct. 4 and dismissed from the water company on Oct.16 as the result of the incident.

According to police this is not the first time the man has encountered problems with his co-workers including brandishing weapons.

No explanation has been given regarding the reinstatement of the individual as an employee of the city.

Information from WREG-TV – WREG.com