Wilminton PD officers were dispatched at 11:05 p.m. Saturday night to a trailer park community off Hooker Road for a cutting. They found a 31-year-old man lying dead in the roadway. WWAY News Channel 3 responded to the crime scene. We'll have a full report with overnight video from the crime scene along with interviews on our Sunday newscasts. Some of the details of the crime can be found below. Shortly after officers arrival, bystanders pointed out a man they said had committed the crime. The suspect was transported to WPD to be interviewed. The interview and investigation revealed that the two men (victim and suspect) were arguing over a woman. After throwing a beer in the victim's face, the suspect, 31 year old Robert Mehalko of Hooker Road, returned to his trailer and got a knife. He went back outside and stabbed the victim. Mehalko was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder. He is being held at the New Hanover County Jail without bond. The last known address for the victim is in the same trailer park at 321 Hooker Road. His name is being held pending immediate family notification.
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