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UPDATE: Greenville apartment stabbing suspect behind bars

Ja'quise Wright is in the Pitt County jail on multiple charges.
Ja'quise Wright is in the Pitt County jail on multiple charges.(Pitt Co. jail/WITN)
Published: Jul. 20, 2020 at 5:37 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2020 at 5:27 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A man accused of stabbing a woman after police say he broke into his ex-girlfriends apartment is out of the hospital and behind bars.

Ja’quise Wright, 24, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with a deadly weapon, breaking or entering, breaking/entering to terrorize injure, and four counts of assault on a female.

Wright is being held on a combined $255,000 secured bond.

Police say 24-year-old Ja’quise Wright is accused of kicking in the door of his 22-year-old girlfriend’s apartment and assaulting her.

The woman's 21-year-old roommate got a knife and began to stab Wright in self-defense, according to police.

Wright, police say, was able to get the knife away from the roommate and stabbed her.

The roommate received serious injuries and is at Vidant Medical Center, along with Wright.

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A woman who police say tried to stop the assault of her roommate with a knife ended up being seriously stabbed herself.

Greenville police say it happened at 33 East Apartments on East 10th Street around 2:00 p.m. Monday.

Police say 24-year-old Ja’quise Wright is accused of kicking in the door of his 22-year-old girlfriend’s apartment and assaulting her.

The woman's 21-year-old roommate got a knife and began to stab Wright in self-defense, according to police.

Wright, police say, was able to get the knife away from the roommate and stabbed her.

The roommate received serious injuries and is at Vidant Medical Center, along with Wright.

Police say when he is released, Wright will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting injury, two counts of breaking and entering to terrorize, and two counts of assault on a female.

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