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NEW INFO: Suspect Charged In Greenville Bus Stabbing

One man was stabbed and another was arrested after a stabbing on a Greenville Area Transit bus on the campus of Pitt Community College.

It happened around 9:00 a.m. at the GREAT bus stop on campus.

Witnesses tell us that a fight broke out between two people. Nelson Williams was stabbed in the back, with possibly a kitchen knife. Williams was taken off the bus by rescue personnel with the knife still in his back.

PCC police say Jonathan Strickland of Greenville was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. His bond was set at $10,000.

Strickland was handcuffed by police and sitting on a sidewalk just in front of the bus. He was also transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital for cuts he received in the fight.

PCC Police Chief Alan Edwards says the two men got on the bus at different stops in Greenville. Edwards says while on the bus they began arguing over a previous dispute.

Authorities say the stabbing victim never lost consciousness. The 47-year-old Williams was last listed in stable condition at PCMH.

PCC police say they did not issue an alert through the college’s Cruiser Alert system because the situation was contained and the suspect was apprehended within minutes of the incident taking place, Edwards said.

Police say alerts are issued during ongoing situations in which students and employees must secure their immediate safety.


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