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Bethel Police Arrest Man For Stabbing


A man in the east is locked up after Bethel Police say he stabbed a person.

Bethel Police say that they arrested 30-year-old Dietrich Purvis at his home Thursday morning.

Officials say they received a call around 2:30 a.m. From Vidant Edgecombe Hospital reporting a person in their emergency room with a stab wound to the arm. Police interviewed the victim who said that Purvis entered a home without permission and made threats to the people inside. Officials say Purvis then stabbed the victim.

Police say that Purvis has been charged with 1st degree burglary, resisting a public officer, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and communicating threats.

Purvis is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.


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