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Erwin police: Man arrested after convenience store stabbing

Police said Lewis King, 35, was arrested and charged following a stabbing at a Scotchman convenience store in Erwin Monday night. (UCSO)

UPDATE: One man is behind bars following a stabbing at a convenience store Monday night, according to the Erwin Police Department.

Officers responded to an assault at the Scotchman on North Main Avenue just off Interstate 26 in Erwin around 9:45 p.m. and found out the victim had been taken to the hospital by his wife. The suspect had fled the scene. Officers interviewed witnesses and reviewed video from the store.

The victim was stabbed multiple times in his arm and told officers he and the suspect had a disagreement about money earlier at the victim's home. Police added the victim told them he drove to the convenience store and the suspect, 35-year-old Lewis King of Erwin, was at the store.

Words were exchanged inside the store and both left the building. Police said King drove around the building to where the victim was and another confrontation occurred. In this confrontation, police said King stabbed the victim with a knife multiple times in his arm.

Lewis King was found by officers at his home and was arrested without incident. The victim suffered serious injuries to his arm and was taken to another hospital in the region.

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Authorities are investigating a stabbing which they say occurred at the Scotchman on North Main Avenue just off Interstate 26 in Erwin.

Details are scarce currently, but one person was stabbed.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

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