WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington Police received a call late Monday night about a stabbing that sent one man to the hospital.
According to police, Joseph King 24, reported around 11:30 p.m. he was approached by a man at a gas station near the intersection of Third and Red Cross Streets.
He said an argument began when 42-year-old Antoine Chappelle James asked for a cigarette. Police say they began swinging at each other and the suspect cut King with a pocket knife.
James allegedly stabbed King multiple times, including once in the abdomen and once in the throat, according to police.
King was sent to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Police had an altercation with James earlier in the evening for an open container violation and were able to track him down at a homeless camp near the police department.
James was charged in connection to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Police are still investigating the reason for the stabbing, but believe the reason was from a previous altercation.
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