Deputies respond to early morning stabbing

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Submitted: Mon, 10/29/2012 - 7:09pm
Updated: Fri, 11/09/2012 - 3:30pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight that sent two men to the hospital with stab wounds.

It happened at 220 Greenview Drive around 4:45 Monday morning.

Deputies say Jeffery Spoto, 22, and Richard Taylor, 21, were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with stab wounds. They were treated and released. A third man, Mark Lindsey, 23, was also involved in the fight. His condition is unknown.

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating and charges are expected.


  • th says:

    Jeff Spoto an Eddie Taylor plead guilty to the felony charge AWDW (assault with a deadly weapon) inflicting serious injuries and they plead guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to commit these crimes. they have to serve 2 to 3 months in jail and then 2 to 5 years probation. Now who is the guilty parties. Daniel was never charged with anything and neither he or his witnesses had to testify. Quit slamming Daniel…..

  • lisa says:

    exactly… what were those two trouble makers doing on private property at 4 or so in the morning??? with WEAPONS (bats which were found when cops arrived) and a knife. you guys need to do your HOMEWORK before you go posting blogs that don’t tell the whole story!!! get it together and learn how to do your jobs RIGHT. also… what do those two do with their lives ?? school? work? oh yeah that’s right, NEITHER! mr. lindsey on the other hand is attending UNCW and actually has a future!!!!!! you guys should be sued for slander, AMATURES!!

  • CMF says:

    If you call defending yourself violent, then so be it but you are ignorant. The last time I checked, defending yourself isn’t considered an assault. You should butt out if you have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • i know daniel says:

    i know daniel well, he is rich and mean. Ask his own parents. He has been in trouble more than once. His parents are always bailing him out of trouble. and yes it is going to catch up wih him. as far as the other boys involved, i don’t know them personally, but they were all up to no good. All three of them.

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  • Meghan says:

    Jeffrey Spoto and Richard Taylor HAVE NOT been released. I just got home from visiting them at NHRMC. Why can you people do your job right?!?!?!?!

  • Liveinwilmington says:

    They were not released

  • southernmomma says:

    Just what our neighborhood needed a stabbing!We have drug dealers and sex offenders and now a stabbing!Someone is also stealing gas out of cars.We have been hit twice!I think the neigborhood needs to be cleaned out!We need the sheriffs department to keep a check on our neighborhood!What also amazes me is how some drug dealers are also on dissability!Wow people getting paid by the goverment to get high & steal from others!

  • southernmomma says:

    Not all neighbors feel this way!Matter have fact the ones of us who have tried to do something about some of the activity,have been told by the local authorities (how do you know this is going on) Duh!I was not raised yesterday!My vehichles have been vandelized,and also my house.Y ou never know what some of these crazy people will do.

  • AHF says:

    Keep sticking up for Daniel, just because you don’t mind him pulling knives and guns on you doesn’t mean that he can do whatever he wants to others. You may have accepted his violence, but he can not go around assaulting people forever.

  • CMF says:

    These two came to the victim, Mark (Daniel) Lindsey’s residence with baseball bats and a knife. The story didn’t mention any of that though. Stop throwing a pity party for these two scumbags who came to HIS house with the intention of killing him. This is absolutely ridiculous, why didn’t the story mention they were stabbed with THEIR OWN knife?? Your reporters are pathetic.

  • Rebecca Powell says:

    I have a couple of questions:

    1)What were they doing on private property at 04:30 in the morning-I might add “Trespassing”-there are NO TRESPASSING signs on the property.

    2) Why didn’t the news nerds mention that the 2 trespassers had a baseball bat and the knife???

    3) I think the nerds forgot to say that Daniel had been hit in the head with a baseball bat and stabbed with the trespasser’s knife…what happened to that part???

    I think trespassing charges are in order-and yes there has been drug dealers on this road for years-but the neighbors turned there heads because as I was told “They aren’t bothering me”- one house in particular was very well known to harbour dopies-some have died, been arrested and had to move on after their suppliers burnt the house down . I could go on, but I am not. I don’t want to hear the sob stories about the illegal activities that have been going on in this neighborhood or any other one as far as that goes. I have begged the neighbors for years to let’s do something about this only to have them say-“They aren’t bothering me.”

  • Kristy says:

    My brother is Richard Taylor. And for those who know Eddie and are concerned because you haven’t heard anything new yet, he’s fine. Just has a collapsed lung. Same goes for Jeff.

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