Intruder fired stun gun at victim before stabbing him
Jordan Inglis carried out the attack at his victim's home in Galashiels.
An intruder repeatedly fired a stun gun at a man before stabbing him as he tried to escape.
Jordan Inglis grabbed his victim by the throat and inflicted electric shocks on him about ten times before stabbing him in the attack.
A judge told Inglis, 24, at the High Court in Edinburgh that he had carried out "a terrifying attack on a man in his home".
Lord Armstrong said: "The matter is aggravated by the use of weapons, a stun gun and a knife, with the latter used to inflict severe injury."
Inglis, a prisoner, admitted assaulting the victim to his severe injury on March 18 after entering his home on Torwoodlee Road in Galashiels, Borders.
During the attack he seized him by the neck and repeatedly discharged the stun gun at his body, punched and kicked him and struck him with the knife.
He also admitted the illegal possession of an electronic stun gun disguised as a torch.
Advocate depute Allan Nichol said Inglis had come in followed by his then girlfriend Kirsty McManus, 32, and the victim realised he was holding a taser, which was crackling.
Inglis grabbed the victim and was shouting: "Where's the money?"
He then fired the stun gun at him and producing a large knife.
During the attack the victim was stabbed to the left side of his back and was also cut.
Inglis told him to reveal where the money was or he would "end up dead in the bath".
The victim managed to flee the property and ran across the road to knock on doors before he saw Inglis and McManus leave, with her carrying a laptop.
An ambulance was called after the victim began suffering breathing problems and he was taken to hospital where the wounds were stitched up.
The advocate depute said McManus' sister had earlier phoned her claiming money had been taken from her.
McManus, a barmaid from Tweedbank, was originally charged with the attack along with Inglis but the Crown earlier accepted her guilty plea solely to stealing the laptop from the assault victim's home.
Lord Armstrong rejected a defence plea to spare her a prison sentence and jailed her for 160 days.
Joe Barr, counsel for McManus, said: "She accepts she took the laptop. That is the extent of her involvement in this matter."
Defence counsel John McElroy, for Inglis, said: "At the time he was in a relationship with the co-accused. The relationship no longer exists. "
He said while in custody Inglis had been receiving religious instruction "with a view to being baptised shortly."
Lord Armstrong imposed a sentence of five and a half years.