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Man stabbed at Fayetteville group home

Posted July 24, 2009

— A man was injured in a stabbing early Friday at a group home for adults, authorities said.

The man was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for a superficial wound and was taken back to Hope Home Rest Home, at 2967 Dunn Road, said Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Hope Home Rest Home, group home where resident was stabbed Fight at group home injures one

One of the residents was taken into custody, but no charges were expected to be filed, Tanna said.

Investigators said three men – ages 29, 31 and 39 – began arguing at about 2:30 a.m. Drugs and alcohol were involved, according to authorities.

One of the men pulled out a box cutter, another pulled a pocketknife and a third man stepped between them, investigators said. One of the men got a small cut on his back. 

A woman who identified herself as the owner of the group home for adults said the other residents were safe.

The home has a capacity of 20 adults, according to records from the Department of Health and Human Services, which regulates such homes.

Records show the home had a few violations, including a citation for not having a smoking policy.


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  • Every Good Boy Does Fine Jul 24, 2009

    Landshark, I like a lot of your posts, but here's your "Life Imprisonment" problem. This article is from today's paper about this man being up for parole for the 15th time. Life ain't life, it's just until he gets the right smile on for the right parole board.

    Juries twice convicted Coffey and sentenced him to death for killing the girl on July 18, 1979, and dumping her body beside a lake. The death sentences were overturned by the state Supreme Court and a third jury couldn't agree on a verdict and Coffey was sentenced to life in prison.

  • amyrn Jul 24, 2009

    To WRAL writers and/or editors: This is not a Group Home, this home is licensed as an Adult Care Assisted Living Home......it should be a mental health facility as that is what it mostly has but it isn't. That's just the way our system works. But, there is a DIFFERENCE in the rules concerning the types of facilities regulated by North Carolina Divisions...there are Assited Living and Family Care Homes, Nursing Homes and Mental Health Group Homes. I really wish you guys would learn the difference and report them accurately.

  • Every Good Boy Does Fine Jul 24, 2009

    California has 34,164 prisoners with life sentences. Arnold is out of money and looking to do early releases of 27,000 non-life prisoners. With current rates of recitivism, a good number of these 27,000 will return with more violent crimes and add to the 34,164. How many people can you lock up at $ 65,000 each? That's the starting number. As prisoners age their cost of confinement goes up because of medical conditions. Some cost more than $ 120,000 per year. The death penalty is costly because some people want it to be. They fight it, which makes it more costly, then use that cost to bolster their argument.

  • thepeopleschamp Jul 24, 2009

    I believe in a shot time more criminals will start to think before harming someone!!!! landshark

    Will you please get this memo out to the criminals? You really think criminals will have a moment of reflection and crime will drastically decrease? Must be nice to be so optimistic.

  • Rockermom Jul 24, 2009

    Surething, I believe that unless the criminal penalty has more bite, crime will increase. Save the money on prison space, use the death penalty in a timely manner, and I believe people will think about the end result instead of realizing that we don't have enough room to lock up everyone, so they will be out in just a little while.

  • concerncitizen Jul 24, 2009

    surething, I am! The process to get to the execution waste valuable peoples time! It waste an incredible amount of money! It doesn't prevent more crime! Side by side, real analysis will show keeping murders looked up for ever is cheaper? A real indicator of how well it might work is... We've all heard about the prisoner who has requested an end to the appeals process because they are sick of waiting in jail! I just want us to try something different! Locking these fools up. Never let them out. Be sure to never let them out. I believe in a shot time more criminals will start to think before harming someone!!!! We have so many examples of the pressure endless confinement can have on people. I believe at a point, we will have less crime. We will need less prisons. Less everything!

    Don't knee jerk me. Just think about it?

  • Surething Jul 24, 2009

    And how some people are against the death penalty will never cease to amaze me.

  • RealityChek Jul 24, 2009

    5 days straight that Fayetteville has made the news for either robbery, murder, or shooting/stabbings! I hope the officials read this blog b/c they are making that place very attractive to visit.

  • Lead by Example Jul 24, 2009

    The second rest home that has succumb to felonious violence this year.

    Hopefully whoever did this will get enough years on a sentence that he'll never make it out of prison.

  • beachbum1 Jul 24, 2009

    Humm let me guess, you can take the violent out of the area but not the violence out of the person.