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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — A man was stabbed repeatedly after becoming involved in a dispute over a woman. The incident happened early Sunday morning. The suspect, Angel Adony Gomez-Acevedo, d.o.b. 10-02-1984, reportedly provoked a dispute with David Villegas, age 46, and stabbed Villegas repeatedly in the stomach and hands. According to witnesses, Gomez-Acevedo initially attacked Villegas with a small utility knife, then ran into his residence (6106 Bailey Buck Road) and retrieved a large kitchen knife. A third man tried to stop the attack on Villegas, but Gomez-Acevedo fended him off, cutting the man’s hand. Finally, Gomez-Acevedo ran away from the scene toward a wooded area.

Villegas sustained severe wounds. Both injured men were transported for treatment.

Responding WPD officers set up a perimeter in the area. A WPD K-9 officer and his dog were able to track Gomez-Acevedo into a heavily wooded area adjacent to Chilcot Lane. The suspect was arrested and transported to the New Hanover County detention facility where he remains in custody. Gomez-Acevedo has been charged as noted above and is being held under $200,000 bond.

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