Police: Belmont Man Stabbed Girlfriend Over Steak

A Belmont man has been arrested and charged with stabbing his girlfriend over the taste of a steak dinner.

The Gaston Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/wo13y5 ) that 37-year-old Michael William Nivens of Belmont was charged Monday with assault with a deadly weapon. He's being held in the county jail without bond.

It couldn't be immediately determined early Tuesday if he has a lawyer.

Investigators say Nivens woke his girlfriend after she went to bed Monday and told her the steak he had eaten for dinner earlier tasted different from hers. They say Nivens then stabbed her in the forehead, sliced her neck and slashed two of her fingers.

Police say Nivens called them and told them he had assaulted his girlfriend.

She was treated and released from a local hospital.


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  • by AJayy Location: Robersonville on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:19 PM
    Glad that the girl is still alive but really over some food, a piece of steak?? Smh People these Days*
  • by AJayy Location: Robersonville on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:08 PM
    Glad that the girl is still alive but really over some food, a piece of steak?? Smh People these Days*
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:03 PM
    People who react with immediate violence when things 'don't suit them' need anger management classes. Article says 'his girlfriend'; another piece of valuable information. He could have moved out, or kicked her out. Of course, only someone with some common sense would have done that. Violent people have existed since the beginning of times; only difference is, there are more of them today. BTW, how did he know her steak tasted different than his? She may have used a different seasoning or sauce thinking he would like it. Sounds like there was already a 'rage' going on there. Hope no children are involved.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 08:36 AM
    Don't mess with the people that cook your food. He should look long and hard at anything she cooks for him now. (And before anyone says anything about it, you know she'll take him back.)
  • by Billy Location: Washington on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:47 PM
    I got to say I'm a little funny over my steak too!!
  • by 58 year old white boy on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:10 PM
    is it me or is the world becoming a crazier place to live?
  • by whiteboy88 Location: williamston on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:51 PM
    Really?!? Really?... What the heck is the world coming to??? Things are definitely not getting better! We all need to take a deep breath and pray for our fellow man right now...
  • by gypsy's gmama Location: enc on Feb 7, 2012 at 03:34 PM
    Paranoid!!! Geez, some people should not be allowed to reproduce! I say we let her take a "stab" at him.
  • by G Vegas on Feb 7, 2012 at 03:33 PM
    I hope that while he is in jail somebody do him the same way!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 02:29 PM
    Don't get between a dog and his meat!
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