A Gaston man faces assault and drug charges after Roanoke Rapids police say he stabbed a victim who gave him a ride Tuesday night.
Elliot High, 38, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, possession of schedule II and larceny of a vehicle, Chief Bobby Martin said.
Around 8:30 p.m. Sergeant D. Newsome was dispatched to the 400 block of Chockoyotte Street about a victim who was on the caller’s porch bleeding.
The sergeant was flagged down by a person with blood on his face. The victim reported he was giving High a ride when the man began to act strangely. The victim asked High to get out of his vehicle.
When the victim stopped the vehicle and went to open the door, High locked all the doors. The victim was stabbed in the face when he pushed a window down.
Martin said High took the victim’s vehicle.
Lieutenant J. Baggett reported he had stopped the vehicle on Roanoke Avenue near the Gaston Bridge.
During High’s arrest, .20 grams of crack was located.
High received a $25,000 bond and Friday court date.
Master Officer A. Bradley and Officer C. Smith assisted.