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Rocky Mount man, 60, charged in Raleigh stabbing

Posted October 10, 2010 3:25 p.m. EDT

— A 60-year-old Rocky Mount man was charged with stabbing three men in Raleigh Saturday evening.

Arrest warrants state that Michael Juston Richardson, of 724 Country Club Road, used a fixed-blade knife to stab one man in the neck, cut another man on the ribs and seriously cut a third. The victims were all expected to recover.

Police said that the men had been drinking  before the incident at 1317 Kent Road around 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

Richardson was charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $10,000 secured bond. His first court date was set for Monday.

Richardson has a criminal record dating to 1975 and has served three jail sentences totaling about 1½ years in the past four years, according to state Department of Correction records.

He has two felony assault convictions from 1992 in Georgia, as well as larceny, breaking-and-entering and dozens of fraud and forgery convictions.