A juvenile was apprehended in connection to an Alexander County stabbing incident. On Wednesday (June 12) shortly before 5 p.m., 911 received a call of a stabbing on Wood Road off Three Forks Church Road. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 39-year-old man with several stab wounds to the chest area.
Witnesses confirmed that a 14-year-old white juvenile female ran from the scene before officers arrived. Alexander County Sheriff's Officers established a perimeter on Wood Road, Three Forks Church Road and Highway 90 West. Off duty officers as well as on duty officers, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Taylorsville Police Department, and Probation & Parole assisted with setting up the perimeter.
The Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit along with the NC Department of Public Safety blood hound K-9 assisted with the search. Shortly before 6:30 p.m. officers found the juvenile in a wooded area near the scene of the stabbing. She was taken into custody without incident.
Alexander County EMS was called to the scene to check the physical well-being of the juvenile. The victim was transported via helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries. The Juvenile Court Counselors Office from the Department of Juvenile Justice was contacted in reference to the incident. The investigation is continuing.