Henderson Man Arrested for Assault in Stabbing Incident
At approximately 7:26PM on 10-18-2012 the Henderson County 911 Center received an emergency call reporting a stabbing at Westall Street in the East Flat Rock community of Henderson County. Units from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue and Henderson County EMS responded to the scene and found Keith Carpenter age 48 with a large laceration wound to his chest and leg area. He had been assaulted with a large machete type knife and after evaluation by medical personnel he was flown to Mission Hospital for further treatment. According to witnesses, the victim (Keith Carpenter) and a few other friends including the suspect had been drinking and the suspect who was highly intoxicated and was asked to leave the residence resulting in an altercation.
Officers obtained a description of the suspect who had fled the scene on foot. With assistance from the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Hendersonville Police Department, officers located the suspect, David Lee Parris, in the area of Old Spartanburg Road and Highway 176 where he was taken into custody without incident.
Investigators from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants and charged David Lee Paris, 40, of Buncombe Street, Hendersonville, with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. He was placed in the Henderson County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.
The victim, Keith Carpenter of Westall Street, East Flat Rock, NC was in serious but stable condition at Mission Hospital in Asheville at last report.