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Orange deputy recuperating from stabbing

Posted January 29, 2009

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— An Orange County deputy is recuperating at home a week after being stabbed.

Josh Wiseman was stabbed in his left side on Jan. 22 and suffered a punctured lung, Orange County Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass said. He is expected to be out for several weeks.

Wiseman was stabbed during a scuffle at 6201 Cousin Drive in Efland while he and other deputies were trying to take an Efland man to UNC Hospitals for involuntary mental commitment.

William Alston III was still being evaluated Thursday, and Pendergrass said deputies would serve warrants charging him with the stabbing once he is released from the hospital.

A bench warrant was issued for Alston in December for failing to appear in court on a probation violation. Probation officials said Alston failed to check in with his probation officer and failed to get substance abuse treatment.

Wiseman last fall was cleared of wrongdoing in an August shooting in which he killed a man wanted for attempted murder and burglary.

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  • caroline422 Jan 30, 2009

    It says in the article that it was him and that he was cleared of all wrongdoing.

  • PearlMonteverde Jan 29, 2009

    Wasn't Wiseman the same deputy that shot & killed a Person County man a few months ago..........poor fella-maybe he should re-evaluate his career choice.

  • redwarrior Jan 29, 2009

    That was their purpose in being there, iron...

    Hope the deputy recovers soon! Sounds like a hands on guy, the kind we need!

  • iron fist Jan 29, 2009

    Efland man to UNC Hospitals for involuntary mental commitment.

    The Efland man seems to have a good defense.

  • caroline422 Jan 29, 2009

    I'm glad Josh is going to be OK!!