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Bladen County man charged with weekend stabbing


BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A Bladen County man is in jail charged with a Saturday night stabbing.

Investigators say it happened around 10 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of Columbus County Rd. in Council.

The victim says he and Eric Devon Freeman, 35, started arguing after Freeman accused him of "messing with his girl," according to Chief Deputy Rodney Hester of the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.

Hester says Freeman stabbed the victim in the neck. Bladen County EMS took the victim to Bladen County Hospital. Hester says the man was in stable condition when he was transferred to another hospital.

Freeman is charged with assault with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury. He is in the Bladen County Jail under a $75,000 secured bond.

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