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Stokes Co. salon owner treated, released after stabbing at business

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PINNACLE, N.C. — A Stokes County salon owner has been treated and released from the hospital after being stabbed at his business on Friday night.

Stokes County officials said Paul Bradley was treated for multiple stab wounds and was released from the hospital on Saturday morning.

The victim was stabbed after an unidentified suspect entered Shear Country Hair & Tanning at 2792 North Old 52 Road in Pinnacle and committed an armed robbery at about 5 p.m. Friday.

The suspect then fled to a nearby home and barricaded himself inside for several hours and was eventually shot and killed by a deputy, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sometime before 8 p.m., the suspect allegedly sneaked out of the back of the home and at some point walked toward deputies with the knives in each hand.

Officials said deputies told the suspect to drop the knives and would not stop even after officers used a stun gun. The suspect was then shot and killed, according to authorities.

The officers involved have been identified as Sheriff Mike Marshal, Captain Thomas Sands, Lt. Shannon Gammons and Detective Sgt. Wade White.