Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman tells WataugaOnline.com that no criminal charges will be pursued relating to a stabbing, which allegedly occured on, or about, July 19, 2016.
During the time frame of July 19, 2016, Deputies responded to the 2000 block of Old 421 S. in regards to an alleged stabbing incident. It was originally reported that the victim left the residence traveling to Watauga Medical Center, after a 911 call was made.
The initial Sheriff's reports also stated that:
“It was also originally reported that the suspect also left the residence, and was later found at the Food Lion on HWY 421 S by Watauga County Sheriff's Office Deputies.
Deputies detained the suspect as other WCSO Deputies checked on the victim at the Watauga Medical Center. The victim had been allegedly stabbed in his upper left quadrant by the suspect and was taken into surgery for exploratory surgery to check his bowel and stomach.
It was also reported that the surgery revealed no serious issues regarding the bowel and stomach, and that other major organs were found to be undamaged through scans and testing.
A WCSO Criminal Investigator was called in to obtain more information and a report was taken. Since the incident, neither the victim, nor the suspect, who allegedly knew each other, have not pursued court action.”
Sheriff Hagaman says that given this information, and in detailed cooperation and consultation with the District Attorney's Office, no criminal charges will be pursued, at this time.