FROM STAFF REPORTS

A Statesville man faces a felony assault charge in connection with a stabbing that occurred in western Iredell County on Wednesday following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert DeYoung

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Robert Michael DeYoung, 32, of Fifth Street, Statesville, in a news release Thursday morning.

ICSO deputies responded to a residence on Monte Vista Road, west of Statesville, in reference to a report of a stabbing at that location on Wednesday, Campbell said.

When the deputies arrived on the scene, they located a male victim who had been stabbed. The victim identified DeYoung as the person who had stabbed him, according to the news release.

DeYoung, who was still on the scene, was detained by the deputies.

When asked about the incident, DeYoung told deputies that he had stabbed the victim with a pair of scissors, which were located in the residence, Campbell said.

Iredell County EMS personnel transported the victim to Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for emergency medical treatment, according to the news release.

DeYoung was arrested without incident and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill. Magistrate Nicholson issued a $50,000 secured bond on this charge.

The suspect is currently on post-release supervision for Felony Malicious Conduct by a Prisoner.

According to the ICSO, DeYoung’s criminal record includes the following charges: Misdemeanor Injury to Real Property, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Breaking or Entering, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespassing, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Gun, Felony Attempted First Degree Burglary, Two counts of Resisting a Public Officer, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Communicating Threats, Felony Attempted Malicious Conduct by a Prisoner, Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Protective Order, Misdemeanor Stalking, and Misdemeanor Assault.

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