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Iron Station man charged for stabbing


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A stabbing incident at an Iron Station home over the weekend sent one man to the hospital and another to the county jail, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

Justin Trey Brown, 28, of 4841 East N.C. 27 in Iron Station, is accused of stabbing Samuel Justus Jr., 24, of Georgetown Road in Lincolnton, in the stomach Saturday while the two argued over money and a vehicle, according to an agency press release.

Deputies said they arrived at Brown’s home around 8 p.m. and located the victim lying on a porch swing, bleeding from his stomach.

Several other individuals were also at the property at the time, officers said.

Brown remained inside the home, however, refusing to let deputies inside, even locking the front and back door, the release said.

Deputies said they eventually made entry into the residence, where they spotted Brown standing in the living room and the knife he allegedly used in the incident lying on the ground near him.

Officers handcuffed the suspect after commanding him to lie on the ground, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Emergency Medical Services transported Justus to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, where he was later airlifted to CMC-Main in Charlotte.

Deputies charged Brown with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, jailing him under a $20,000 secured bond.

He has at least two felony drug-related convictions to his name, one in Lincoln County in 2006 and another in Gaston County in 2003, the North Carolina Department of Correction website showed.

Brown is set to make a first court appearance in the case today.


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