Man breaks into Winston-Salem apartment, dies after being stabbed multiple times

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police said no charges will be filed after a man broke into a Winston-Salem apartment and died after being stabbed multiple times.

Michael Joyner, 32, of Winston-Salem, died after police said he forced his way into an apartment at 4260-F29 Brownsboro Road shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said Joyner broke in and started assaulting one of the people inside. The other person there was reportedly involved in a domestic relationship with Joyner.

Police were called to the apartment and arrived to find Joyner inside with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

The victim of the assault stabbed Joyner is self-defense, according to police. Police said Joyner never lived at the apartment and had reportedly smelled of alcohol during the incident.

The Forsyth County district attorney has said no charges will be filed. For that reason, the names of the victims will not be released.