Adrion LaCharles Smith is armed and dangerous, officers warned.
Smith is wanted for attempted first-degree murder in connection with an altercation that occurred within Yanceyville city limits overnight Friday, police said.
The victim suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, officers said.
Police did not release more details about the incident.
Police described Smith as a 21-year-old black male, weighing 140 lbs and standing 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt and blue jeans.
He also goes by the last name McLaughlin, police said.
There is no specific indication that Smith is still in the Yanceyvill area, officers said.
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