Man arrested in Pender County for deadly stabbing

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Daniel Kempton is charged with second degree murder for a deadly stabbing. (Photo: Pender County Sheriff's Office)

BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — A stabbing in Pender County over the weekend has left one man dead and another in jail.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office and the Burgaw Police Department were called to a home on Tasha Lane around 2:16 p.m. Saturday.

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They arrived to find Edward Hicks dead.

Investigators were able to immediately identify a suspect, Daniel Joseph Kempton. He was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

Kempton is being held in the Pender County Jail under a $1 million bond.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.