Man, 18, charged after stabbing, house fire in Coats
Posted November 22, 2013
Updated November 24, 2013
Coats, N.C. — An 18-year-old man is in custody after an apparent domestic dispute and fire inside a mobile home in Coats.
After the smoke cleared, the home had been gutted and two people were sent to the hospital.
The first call from 19 Keyman Drive, just after 7 p.m., was a report of a woman stabbed in the neck. Moments later, fire crews were called to the home to find it engulfed in flames.
Christopher Valdez, who is on probation for a weapons charge, faces multiple charges, including assault on a female, authorities said.
Authorities did not identify Valdez's alleged victims but said they were his girlfriend, a family member and a neighbor.
Two children were inside of the home at the time of the incident. They were not hurt.