Woman Survives Wanchese Stabbing; Husband Charged

A man is in jail and a his wife in a Norfolk hospital after a stabbing over the weekend in Dare County.

Dare County deputies say is happened early Saturday morning on Mill Landing Road in Wanchese.

They found the victim, Kathy Montague, laying on her stomach in the front yard with five stab wounds to her stomach.

Lance Montague, Sr. has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Authorities say the two are married.

Deputies say they recovered the knife from underneath the victim. She is in serious, but stable condition at Norfolk General Hospital.

The 49-year-old suspect will have his first court appearance Tuesday and is being held without bond.

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  • by James Location: Dare County on May 24, 2009 at 10:02 AM
    I know Wanchese is in Dare County on Roanoke Island. I was being sarcastic. Still hope the lady is ok though, was not being sarcastic about that.
  • by Mmmmm Location: ex-obx res. on May 23, 2009 at 12:49 PM
    OMG...wow, I am not suprised, but I am sad to hear what happened, her and her family definitely have a reputation in Dare County. They need to keep Lance locked up, and Kathy, once she gets out, maybe try to straighten up. I am grateful I did. She and her family are in my prayers.
  • by sara Location: nc on May 19, 2009 at 08:03 AM
    I know Kathy and Lance I lived in wanchese for many years and it is truly sad what has happened here. I feel for Kathy's children. As far as anyone knows right now that Kathy is hanging on. Lance is in raleigh prison right now and is under a 1 million dollar bond. I wish people would update articles more and let people know what has happened.
  • by anonymous on May 18, 2009 at 06:12 PM
    Maybe James is just a kid and doesn't know his geography yet...or if an adult, well I guess some people just don't know where some places are in their own county. Maybe he lives in Buxton and doesn't get up over toward Northern Dare County?
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 18, 2009 at 12:51 PM
    James, how can you as a Dare County resident be asking that question when you should know that Wanchese is a town in your own county? Come on dude. Does the word "Wanchese" now sound familiar? Other than that, the man should have not done such a thing to his wife. It still is not as bad as what happened back in Martin County where there was a murder that should have never ever happened. Hope Kathy is alright.
  • by clm Location: wanchese on May 18, 2009 at 11:36 AM
    Wanchese is a town. And they are husband and wife.
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM
    Looks like a typical, upstanding North Carolina citizen.
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2009 at 10:27 AM
  • by Hey folks on May 18, 2009 at 09:54 AM
    Nothing wrong with the headline if you know a little bit about the state which you live in. What if the stabbing had taken place in Oriental? Would you be saying WITN was racist? GET A LIFE.
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2009 at 09:47 AM
    Yup....WITN is confusing it's viewers again!
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