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Asheboro man accused of stabbing man at bar

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Russell Wayne Nelson, 44, of Asheboro

ASHEBORO, N.C. — An Asheboro man was arrested after authorities told the Asheboro Courier-Tribune that he stabbed a man multiple times at a bar.

Russell Wayne Nelson, 44, is accused of running into Parkway Tavern in Asheboro on Friday and repeatedly stabbing the 39-year-old victim.

The paper reported that the stabbing took place shortly after 6 p.m. at 1512 Zoo Parkway in Parkway Plaza.

The suspect allegedly stabbed the victim in his neck, face and chest after a heated exchange on Facebook.

The victim was reportedly listed in stable condition at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

A witness told the paper the suspect ran in and out of the bar in less than a minute, quickly leaving in a sporty gray car. Another witness said the suspect used a knife about 10 inches long.

The paper reported that the suspect turned himself in to authorities shortly after the assault.

He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill and placed in the Randolph County Jail under $250,000 bond.

Read more: The Asheboro Courier-Tribune