Suspect arrested for allegedly striking Eden man with stick, sending him to hospital

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John Deanice Welch

John Deanice Welch

STONEVILLE, N.C. — A man is in the hospital with serious injuries after a fight broke out at a Stoneville home Friday night.

Investigators said the fight started at a home located at 110 Misty Court around 8:30 p.m.

According to reports, Alejandro Ray Jackson,43, was struck with a wooden or metal stick during a fight with 24-year-old John Deanice Welch.

Jackson was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He is listed in critical, but stable condition.

Welch was charged with felonious assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injuries.

He was placed in the Rockingham County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond. Welch’s first court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 25.

The investigation is ongoing.