King man accused of attacking family member with ax

Brookvalley Road in King (Google)

Brookvalley Road in King (Google)

KING, N.C. — A King man was arrested after officers said he attacked a family member with an ax and cut the phone lines at his home Wednesday in Stokes County.

Officers responded to an assault call at a home on Brookvalley Road in King around 2:30 p.m. They found a man with extensive injuries to his face and head.

The victim was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he is still undergoing treatment.

Officers identified the suspect as Christopher Tyler Pruett, 22, of King, who is also the victim’s family member.

He was on the scene and taken into custody.

Officers later discovered that the phone lines inside the house had but cut and money was stolen from the victim’s wallet.

Pruett is charged with felony armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Pruett is in the Stokes County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

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