NHC Sheriff’s Office arrests suspect involved in stabbing at Circle K near ILM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office along with the Wilmington Police Department arrested a man for his suspected involvement in a stabbing on Friday, March 31st. The stabbing happened in the Circle K located at the entrance of Wilmington International Airport.
The agencies located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect and his vehicle seen on security camera footage from the Circle K.
Willie Darnell Deramus was taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, carrying a concealed weapon, and a fugitive warrant out of Virginia for a similar incident. Deramus is at the New Hanover County Detention Facility under no bond.
“Just after 9 am [Friday], Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 2455 N 23rd St, the Circle K convenience store located at the entrance of the Wilmington International Airport for a stabbing. Two men got into an argument in the Circle K, which led to the suspect swinging at the victim while holding a large knife striking the victim in the chest and causing severe injury,” the sheriff’s office stated in their release.
The stabbing victim was transported to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in stable condition.
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