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Stabbing victim charged with hurting Holly Springs officer

A Holly Springs police officer was injured Friday night while intervening in a verbal altercation that occurred out after a stabbing. The stabbing victim was charged with assaulting the officer.

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Michael Shane George - mug shot 10/10/09 - Stabbing victim charged with hurting Holly Springs officer
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — A Holly Springs police officer was injured while breaking up a verbal altercation after he responded to a stabbing Friday night. The stabbing victim was charged in the attack on the officer.

Police said officers were called out to a house at 703 S. Main St. shortly before midnight. Inside, they found Michael Shane George, 20, who had a stab wound to the abdomen.

Before EMS arrived, police said, George's mother and another woman got into a verbal altercation, and Sgt. Paul Creek intervened. George jumped on the sergeant's back, and they fell through a window onto the porch, police said.

Creek was injured by the broken glass. He got stitches above his left eye and was released from WakeMed, according to an arrest warrant.

George was also treated at WakeMed, then released into police custody Saturday morning.

According to arrest warrants, George, of 705 S. Main St., was charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury and resisting a public officer. He was being held in the Wake County Jail under a $16,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday morning.

The stabbing remains under investigation. Police did not file charges against the women involved in the verbal altercation.

According to state Department of Correction records, George was placed on three years' probation in May after being convicted of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He also has convictions for drug possession and driving while impaired.