NEW INFO: Craven County Nursing Home Worker Stabbed By Resident

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

A nursing home resident, who police say stabbed an employee, went before a judge this morning on his charges.

It happened Tuesday afternoon around 2:45 p.m. at Riverstone Assisted Living in River Bend.

Police Chief Ryland Matthews says Willy Washington stabbed a woman who worked there with what's being described as a pocket knife. The woman was stabbed in the neck and the right shoulder. Police say other employees rushed to help and pulled the attacker off of the woman.

Police say the 53-year-old Washington was also holding a shovel handle and began flailing his arms and hit someone in the head. Another worker and a resident were injured in that scuffle.The three victims were taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Washington faces assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon and simple assault.

He's being held on a $75,000 bond. If released, he is banned from the facility and can have no contact with the victims.

Washington's next court date is May 2nd.

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