Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 9:51am.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A Castle Hayne man remains behind bars Monday morning accused of slitting a man's throat. It happened around six Saturday morning. The assault happened at 6005 Orange Street in Castle Hayne. The victim's roommate recounts how it all unfolded. Chuck Negri said, "I was awakened by a knock on my door in my bedroom Scott was… When I come to the door Scott was there with blood all over him, bleeding profusely." Negri says after that knock on the door, he immediately called 911. "My first reaction was to do whatever I could to help." The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old James Calvin Garner Jr. is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury and communicating threats. Negri says his roommate's throat was sliced almost from ear to ear. He also says he's not sure why Garner assaulted his roommate, but he thinks it was over a woman. What Negri does know is that if he hadn't been home, Warmouth might not be alive. "If I had been gone the only thing I know is that when Scott came knocking on my door I wouldn't have been able to answer it and I don't know what would have happened then," Negri said. Scott Warmouth was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. At last check he's listed in serious condition. Garner is in the New Hanover County jail under $100,000 bond.

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