Just 2 days after deputies say a man was stabbed by his wife in their home near Ayden, the husband spoke out to WITN supporting her.
Louis Avery showed us the staples in the stab wound in his back. Avery says he had surgery Wednesday morning, and is staying with his father at his home on Highway 43 in Pitt County while he heals.
His wife, Sandra Avery, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, but her husband says she has mental problems stemming from when she fell off the roof of their home back in January when she was helping to paint the house.
He described the stabbing incident, saying he was in the kitchen when she came up behind him.
"When I turned around and went to walk I knew that I'd been stabbed. I seen the knife in her hand, and her eyes were real big, and she was out of it just like she hadn't realized what she had done. She was in another world," said Louis Avery.
Avery says he's been trying to get his wife help ever since the fall, saying she goes into blackout spells when she doesn't take her medication.
WITN has learned deputies arrested a woman overnight for stabbing her husband.
The Pitt County Sheriff's Office booked 45-year-old Sandra Avery at the Pitt County Detention Center at 10:52 Monday night.
Avery is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Deputies said according to reports, the woman was arrested in connection with a stabbing at her home along NC 102 near Ayden.
On Monday night, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Christy Wallace said deputies responded to a domestic situation between a husband and wife where the husband suffered cuts to his back.
Wallace said the husband was taken to the hospital.
Avery was not granted a bond overnight and is due in court for a first appearance Tuesday morning.
The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says a domestic situation between a husband and wife has sent the man to the hospital with minor injuries.
Pitt County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Christy Wallace says the man was cut a little bit on the back, but said it wasn't serious.
The incident happened at 3864 NC 102 East of Ayden Monday night.
Pitt County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a reported stabbing.
Pitt County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Christy Wallace says details are limited at the moment, but that the call came in within the past hour of a possible stabbing at 3864 NC 102 just outside of Ayden.
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