Local News

Man Offers Stranger a Ride, Gets Stabbed in the Chest

Posted July 25, 2007 10:44 p.m. EDT
Updated July 25, 2007 11:37 p.m. EDT

— A man who tried to help a stranger in need ended up getting stabbed in the chest Tuesday.

Police said Dewey Dale stopped in Halifax County Tuesday and offered Shawn Sims a ride. Sims’ car was broken down on the side of the road.

After getting in the car, Sims told Dale he had to use the bathroom, so Dale pulled over, police said. Sims then told Dale to get out of the car, and the two began to struggle in the car. Sims pulled out a knife, stabbed Dale in the chest and stole the car, police said.

Dale was recovering in a hospital and was listed in good condition.

Authorities caught Sims Wednesday morning as he drove around in Dale’s car in Nash County.

Sims was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, possession of a stolen vehicle and driving with a revoked license.

He was held at Nash County Jail on $65,000 bond.