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Deputy: Domestic Dispute Leads to Stabbing

Posted January 31, 2008
Updated February 1, 2008

— Deputies said a domestic dispute led to a stabbing in Johnston County Thursday night.

The stabbing occurred around 9 p.m. in a mobile home park at 3031 Buffalo Road, across from the Landwood Chapel Church. The mobile home park is off U.S. Highway 70 in an unincorporated area between Smithfield and Selma.

Officials said a couple was fighting. When the woman's adult son tried to break it up, the man slashed the son across his throat, stomach and arm, authorities said. The son's injuries were not life-threatening, and the woman was not hurt.

Authorities withheld the people's identities while the initial investigation was under way.


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  • Martha Lynch Feb 1, 2008

    My husband and I both grewup in Johnston County. We both graduated high school with excellent grades and went on to obtain college degrees (NC State and UNC-Wilmington, respectively). Please do not make gross generalizations about a county. That's like saying everyone in Durham (the city and the county) are gang members or drug dealers. Yes, there is a large population of people who are not law abiding citizens in Johnston County. However, that is true anywhere you live/go. I currently live in Wake County and am counting down the days that I can move my family back to Johnston County. Please keep in mind that there is a huge difference between being country and being white trash/red neck!

  • anneonymousone Feb 1, 2008

    It's not a "domestic dispute," a term better suited to describe a discussion of where to vacation or where the last $50 in the bank account went.This is violence. This is abuse.

    Bag the euphemisms, please.

  • yruatwit Feb 1, 2008

    Does anyone in Johnston County obey the law? It seems that every issue of the News & Observer and every day on WRAL's web site, there are several eyebrow raising stories of criminal activity, domestic violence, drug busts, etc., etc. I know crime exists in all the surrounding counties, but Johnston County seems to have exponentially more crime, violence and illegal activity in proportion to its population. Has anyone in Johnston County attended school beyond the fifth grade?

  • casp3r Feb 1, 2008

    $5 bucks says she stays with him?

  • Redneck_Bob Feb 1, 2008

    This ain't nothin' new for Johnston County. Just listen to the scanner at night and see how many calls they get like this. At one time Johnston County had the Johnston County Knife and Gun Club. To be a member you had to get shot or cut. It had to be done by a family member or a friend. It had to be a weekend or holiday. You had to be drunk or high. You would be surprised how many people qualified to be a member.

  • garnertoy Feb 1, 2008

    wow more family violence