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Man charged in fatal Roanoke Rapids stabbing

Posted August 1
Updated August 2

Juan Gilberto Ellis,19, was arrested and charged Tuesday night with assault with a deadly weapon. He was given a $50,000 bond and will appear in court Wednesday.

— The man who was injured Tuesday in a stabbing died Wednesday as a result of his injuries, according to officials.

Roanoke Rapids police said officers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Love Street at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and found a man with multiple stab wounds to his lower extremities. The the victim died around 12:30 a.m., according to officials.

Juan Gilberto Ellis,19, was arrested and charged Tuesday night with assault with a deadly weapon. He was given a $50,000 bond and will appear in court Wednesday.

Authorities said the suspect and victim lived together.

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