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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  • by ray ray Location: north carolina on Mar 23, 2010 at 06:34 PM
    i am a good friend of lanay and i didn't really kno jeff that well but i still feel for him tho. i met him enough times to know that he was not a violent person. some times love may make u do crazy things. and even more times, A WOMAN, can make you do even crazier things! it takes a man to understand that. the trespassing was bull**** cause she told me she invited him over. Even Lanay told me that she wished this all would've never happenned, it jus went too far. i wish him the best of luck and may god always be with him.
  • by Shamara Location: Georgia on Feb 23, 2010 at 07:24 AM
    for all of yall that know my brother u kno he was not an abusive person no one knows what wwas on his mind and I ask u all to not judge and just pray cause u are not god only he can judge we all make mistakes Jeff ya fam loves and are praying hard for u and pray for all parties involved
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 at 07:31 PM
    i have known Jeff & kept in touch with him 4 the past 5 years so i must say that you all that do not know the situation needs to just keep your thoughts to yourself... yes he admitted and that's part of being a man, being able to accept responsibility for your actions... your only job is to pray for everyone involved in the situation and not to judge them
  • by Chanika Location: Dublin on Feb 19, 2010 at 06:47 PM
    I just met Jeff's family the other day while they were hom visiting and he was so excited to introduce them to me. From what I seen Jeff loves his family very much and wouldnt do anything to harm them on purpose. We dont know wat was going on in his mind nor what he was going through at that time. I know fo myself that he is not the type tp do something like that. If you knew him u would say the same. You never know the kind of life people had nor what they went through unless they tell you. "WE" the class of 2006 are here for you and your family as well as for your wife and kids. Dora Im here fo you if you need me just keep your head up and dont let these fools get to you. The Lord has Jeff's back and everything is going to be alright. I am going to keep Jeff, Lanay, and Jeramiah in my prayers. And for those out there judging just sit down and think how you would feel if it was us talking bout someone in your family. Its just some things u should keep tp yourself.
  • by Justice on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:23 PM
    I'm really curious, why is it that all the people supporting this "Jeff" either cannot spell, use bad or horrible english and seem, well for lack of a better word (uh-Uh) seem childish. Just curious!!!
  • by tina Location: dublin GA on Feb 19, 2010 at 04:16 PM
    Hello world this is to everyone with negative thoughts...first of all as a friend and classmate to jeff my prayers go out to you and your family (wife,child,parents,sis and brother).Before you judge man realize thats GOD JOB..now put yourself in jeff shoes if you knew what happen you yourself wouldnt want anyone judgeing you....However i will say jeff never been a trouble maker i've never known to see him fuss with anyone.I have always known him to be a very sweet person. judge all you want the OUR FATHER KNOWS THE TRUTH
  • by Anonymous Location: Dublin Ga on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:51 AM
    i know jeff and that not like him. You wasnt there so there for you dont know what was going on at that moment. instead of talking bout jeff and his mistake we should be on our knees praying for him and his wife and child. love Buckeye
  • by Concerned Location: Georgia on Feb 19, 2010 at 09:38 AM
    I personally know Jeff and he is really not a violent person at all. No one knows what they will do unless put in a situation. The enemy is busy and he does not care who he uses. The only people who really know what happened are God, Jeff, Lanay, and the baby (and he's too young to tell; I only hope he is not impacted). Maybe if we wrote positive comments on how we can pray for an individual someone else with the same thoughts will refrain from going through their action. Jeff just honorably got out of the Marines himself. I know this was not on his agenda for the rest of his life. I pray that all invloved will look at how one "crazy" moment can affect you for the rest of your life. Stay strong. Look to God and ask Him to give you the strength you need to make it through when you are faced with a situation such as this. We are all one step away from slipping ourselves. So, before you slip - stop and pray. God will help you to get through that moment before it gets to you!
  • by To Dora on Feb 19, 2010 at 09:26 AM
    Your brother CONFESSED. It's honorable to try and stand up for him but it is what it is...curiosity makes me wonder though...you wrote he didn't mean to cut his son...but said nothing about his wife...guess you think he meant to do that. Plus it sounds like she was trying to leave him and he wouldn't/couldn't?!
  • by Vance on Feb 19, 2010 at 09:21 AM
    To dora at2:49AM,tell that to the jury when he is in court.This is a comment page which means freedom of speech.If you do not like whats on it,it is like a book.TURN THE PAGE! I am not the best speller in the world but wish you and anonymous(anonomous)at 9:13AM would stop writing in CODE jibberish.
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