UPDATE: Husband In Custody After Woman Stabbed, Child Cut

A husband has been arrested, accused of trying to kill his wife Wednesday night and injuring their young child.

Jeff McElveen is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female and second degree trespass.

Deputies say Lanay Jones, who is a Marine, was stabbed at the home on Huffmantown Road and she remains at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

"She, as I understand it, had separation papers taken out yesterday from base authorities to serve on him and called him over to the residence to get him to sign the papers," said Sheriff Ed Brown.

The sheriff says that's when McElveen stabbed his wife in the chest and cut their two year old child in the leg. Brown say neither injury is life-threatening.

Authorities say McElveen knocked at a door of a home on Comfort Highway around 7:45 Thursday morning seeking help. Richlands police arrived and the officer immediately recognized the man as the suspect in the stabbing.

Deputies say McElveen had visible cuts on his wrist and neck. After being treated at OMH, deputies say McElveen confessed to the stabbing. He's being held without any bond.


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Onslow County deputies say the husband of a stabbing victim has been taken into custody.

Sheriff deputies and the Richlands Police Department responded Wednesday night to an apparent stabbing on Huffmantown Road, that's just outside of Richlands.

One woman was stabbed in the chest. Deputies say her wounds are non-life threatening. A 2-year-old was cut on the leg that required stitches.

Sheriff Ed Brown is expected to update the media Thursday afternoon on the case.


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