A Richlands man is behind bars, accused of murder in Carteret County.
The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 29-year-old Curtis Pate on Saturday.
Officials say that deputies got the call to 109 Cedar Lane, Apt #6 in Cedar Point in reference to a stabbing. Officials say that Pate stabbed 33-year-old Gary Harris in the neck over an argument with a woman.
Harris was taken to Carteret General Hospital where he later died, according to deputies.
Lawmen say that Pate left the scene but was later arrested by Carteret and Onslow County deputies at a home in Hubert without incident.
Pate has been charged with an open count of murder and is being held in the Carteret County Jail with no bond. He has a first court appearance scheduled for Monday morning.