Wilkes deputies are looking for a 32-year old North WIlkesboro man who allegedly stabbed an acquaintance outside a third person’s home this weekend.
Wilkes deputies are looking for a 32-year old North WIlkesboro man who allegedly stabbed an acquaintance outside a third person’s home this weekend. Joseph Carter is sought on a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, following the stabbing Friday evening. deputies learned of the incident when they were called to Hugh Chatham hospital by medical personnel caring for 27-year old Elkin resident Joel Spicer. He told deputies he had gone to a friend’s house on Grace Howard road in Roaring River about 7:30 Friday night, and as he was getting out of his car he was confronted by Carter. He said Carter pushed him and the two began to fight. According to deputies, Spicer received seven stab wounds, each ranging from 6 to 10 inches long, and all located in his abdomen and side. Spicer’s current condition is unknown. A warrant has been taken out in the case, and the investigation is listed as inactive pending service of the warrant on Carter. Anyone who may know where he is should call the sheriff’s office at 903-7600.
Five students at North Wilkes High School face drug-related charges after an incident last week. A teacher at the school reported to the school resource officer that one student had brought several Darvocet pills to school and distributed them to four other people. 16-year old Joshua Maltba was arrested on a distribution charge following the incident October 3rd. The other four students each were found to have one-half of Darvocet in their possession when they were questioned by the school resource deputy. The youngest is 14 and two are 17. The fourth student is 16 years old. Although deputies did release the names of those students, who face misdemeanor charges, they did not confiscate the pills and we have therefore chosen not to release the names of those four people.