SKOWHEGAN – A Westbrook man will spend the next six years in prison for stabbing a man in the eye on the Fourth of July in Hartland.

Shane Palmer, 21, pleaded guilty Friday to elevated aggravated assault, two other assaults on separate victims and terrorizing, all in the same incident.

The 19-year-old victim of the assault was hospitalized with a serious stab wound, said District Attorney Evert Fowle.

“At first, the prognosis for the victim was very poor,” Fowle said. “But he has recovered substantially, and the hope is that he will not have permanent injury.”

Palmer was sentenced in Somerset County Superior Court to 15 years in prison, with all but six years suspended. He also was ordered to serve four years of probation.

State prosecutors agreed to drop an additional charge of aggravated assault in exchange for the guilty pleas on the four charges, said Palmer’s attorney, John O’Donnell of Waterville.