33-year-old William Edward Kelly was arrested for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Kelly is accused of hitting a female victim in the head with a wooden board and stabbing a male victim. (Source: BCSO)
According to our crew on the scene detectives have a large area tapped off for investigation. Our crew also confirms several evidence markers can be seen on the ground.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Brunswick County Sheriff's Deputies have two people in custody after two others were transported to the hospital following an altercation in the street.
The first suspect has been identified as 33-year-old William Edward Kelly. Kelly was arrested for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Kelly is accused of hitting a female victim in the head with a wooden board and stabbing a male victim.
The incident happened on Grist Creek Wynd NE outside of Northwest. According to Captain Highsmith with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, the man and woman were taken to the hospital for their injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
Highsmith said it all started when a group of people, who knew each other, began to argue. Sheriff's deputies searched for the suspects in the woods near to where the altercation happened. K9 units and the police helicopter, Air One, helped locate Kelly.
When we know the identity of the second person arrested, we will update this story.