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Man charged in Cedar Point bar stabbing

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Deputies arrested a Jacksonville man in connection with a weekend bar stabbing in Cedar Point.

Deputies got the call early Sunday morning just before 1:00am to the Cedar Point Tavern, 1121 Cedar Point Blvd, in reference to a bar fight.

Deputies tell 9 On Your Side that 21 year old Steven Copley of Hadnot Drive in Pelletier suffered eight stab wounds after getting in a fight with Houston. The motive for the fight is still under investigation.

The victim was first transported to Carteret General Hospital before being transported to Vidant in Greenville where he remains in critical condition.

Carteret County Deputies arrested William Hayes Houston, 36, of 3109 New Bern Hwy, Jacksonville, NC.

Houston was taken into custody without incident and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. Houston was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $100,000.00 bond and is scheduled to have his first court appearance Monday morning.

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