Teen Charged With Stabbing Roommate

A teenager has been charged after Martin County deputies say he stabbed his roommate Thursday night.

18-year-old T'Marcus Ballard is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Deputies say they were called to 1130 Stalls Lane in Hamilton around 10:35 p.m. for the stabbing. The victim, 28-year-old Cedric Staton, was first taken to Martin General by family members and later transferred to Vidant Medical Center.

Deputies say Ballard and Staton were roommates. They aren't releasing any more details about the case at this time.

Ballard is in jail on a $25,000 bond.


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