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2 stabbed during fight in church parking lot

Posted July 3, 2008

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— Raleigh police say a fight in a church parking lot overnight led to a double stabbing.

Investigators three men were drinking in the parking lot of Hillyer Memorial Christian Church, 618 Hillsborough St., around 3 a.m.

They got into an argument, and police say Paul Douglas Cherry, 43, of Raleigh, stabbed the other two.

Emergency crews took Clem Boyd, 42, and Gregory Bethay, 44, to WakeMed in Raleigh. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released in the afternoon.

Police continued to search for Cherry on Thursday evening.

Cherry has a lengthy criminal record dating to 1987 in Wake County. He has been convicted of various assault charges five times, as well felonious restraint, resisting and obstructing public officers, breaking-and-entering, and drug offenses.

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  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Jul 3, 2008

    I'm sure these people were using the Lord's name in vain before and during the fight... I doubt they "got the message" from the Church.

  • bluewind Jul 3, 2008

    haggis basher, churches are not gulliable. They try to help people who need help, and help them get their lifes worked out. What have you done lately, besides blog?

  • 1Packfan Jul 3, 2008

    I've seen fights happen during Church League softball, but this takes the cake.

    I'm sure the location is circumstance, and that the 2 individuals involved were not participating in any church related activities. At least I hope not.

    It's great to hear that Hiller does what it can, when it can to feed those less fortunate.

  • SuperNupe Jul 3, 2008

    Oh, I didn't know they were holding the fight club out there this week...

  • bomanicous Jul 3, 2008

    They release the victims names but not the suspect...shouldn't that be the other way around? Somebody may know where this person is or maybe should be made aware this person has snapped.

  • Pac-Man Jul 3, 2008

    tgw sez:

    "This church is also near 'crack alley". Much of the crack in Raleigh can be found within blocks of this church. Between crack and the homeles, there's your situation. God bless the church members for feeding the homeless."

    I think you are mistaken and have no idea what you are talking about. I will make a safe assumption here and say that you never smoked crack. I know that if you did smoke rock, you'd know that the 600 block of Hillsborough St is not where you would go to buy it.

    Next time you see a cop, thank them for going to places like "crack alley" and for keeping them where they are and not near you. Sleep tight.

  • haggis basher Jul 3, 2008

    The Homeless like Churches, The gullible are always good for a hand out......

  • bushretard Jul 3, 2008

    Gotta stay away from churches...no telling what kind of riffraff you might run into.

  • tgw Jul 3, 2008

    This church is also near 'crack alley". Much of the crack in Raleigh can be found within blocks of this church. Between crack and the homeles, there's your situation. God bless the church members for feeding the homeless.

  • LOC Jul 3, 2008

    I work part time at the office building connect to this Church and it is alot of homeless people..I don't think the title should have related to the church though...

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