Whiteville stabbing victim in critical condition, suspect charged

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Maximo Reyes-Rivandeneyra (Photo: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County man faces charges after a stabbing over the weekend.

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. A deputy with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Smyrna Road. That’s where the victim, Oscar Gutturuiz, 43, was found with stab wounds. He also had injuries around his head and legs.

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The assault allegedly happened on Peacock Road.

The sheriff’s office said Gutturuiz and the suspect, Maximo Reyes-Rivandeneyra, got into an altercation.

Reyes-Rivandeneyra was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He is being held under a $25,000 bond.