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Man Charged in Wilson Stabbing

Posted July 29, 2007

— Wilson Police Department charged a man with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing another man in the abdomen Saturday.

Wilson police conducted surveillance on a residence where the suspect was seen, and Wilson County sheriff's deputies nabbed Johnathan Wayne Darden at a traffic stop when he left the home.

Darden allegedly stabbed David Miller in the abdomen at Cherry Apartments, 333 E. Nash St., police said. Miller also had lacerations on his face and injuries to his head.

He was taken to Wilson Medical Center and then airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, officials said. Miller was listed in fair condiction Sunday.

Darden is being held without bond at the Wilson County Jail.

He is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.


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  • do what Jul 30, 2007

    I guess Pikemom works nights. I'm sure with her moral values that she would never be using her work computer to read the news and post personal comments while she's on the clock.

  • Teddy Jul 30, 2007

    Wilson is probably not any worse than Raleigh; stuff like that could happen anywhere unfortunately.

  • PikeMom Jul 30, 2007

    Ignorance,what one uses when they can not think of anything better to use because they are dissatisfied with another's beliefs.
    Highly overused..I stand by my first post.

  • skinnycow Jul 30, 2007

    Glad they got him and he is off the streets. Hope the victim has a speedy recovery.

  • just my2cents Jul 30, 2007

    Pike Mom, your post shows ignorance. Wilson has bad spots just like any other town. There are plenty of good places in Wilson.

  • arljsl Jul 30, 2007

    All of Wilson areas are not that bad. Only the downtown area & during the day it is not that bad at all. I have lived in Wilson my whole life!!!!

  • PikeMom Jul 30, 2007

    Wilson has too many "hot spots" to suit me.I was glad when 264 got finished so I would never have to drive through the slums of Wilson again.Too many people walking the streets when they should be working.