A Villa Ridge man who confessed to stabbing a man in the back with a pocketknife during an argument is facing felony charges, authorities said.

Isaiah W. Burr, 20, is charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of armed criminal action in the incident shortly after 10 p.m. Friday at a home on North Drive in the Villa Ridge area.

David Donovan, 32, Union, sustained two stab wounds to the back, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Authorities said Donovan and Burr had been on the telephone arguing before 10 p.m. and that Donovan then drove to Burr’s residence where the argument continued and became physical.

Burr told deputies that after Donovan struck him in the face, the victim turned to get back into his pickup truck. That is when Burr stabbed him in the back, Sheriff Gary Toelke said.

Donovan drove from the residence toward a Union Ambulance building when a Franklin County deputy saw Donovan speed through the red light at Highway 50 and Highway 47.

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, however, Donovan did not stop the car until he arrived at the ambulance building to seek medical attention.

Donovan was transported to Mercy Hospital Washington. His condition was unknown, authorities said.

Burr is being held on $20,000 bond.