Greenville police release new details in stabbing outside Sup Dogs


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)- Greenville Police have released new information after a stabbing occurred in the parking lot shared by Sup Dogs and the Stop Shop early Wednesday morning.

Police said they were called to the parking lot on Fifth Street at 12:58 a.m.

When they arrived, police found 22-year-old Matthew Scott McLamb and 21-year-old Nicholas John Couch in the parking lot suffering from knife wounds to their legs.

A witness told police a third man, 20-year-old Justin Michael Ingram, was also involved and ran north on Reade Circle.

Police found Ingram near the Town Common. 

All three were taken to Vidant with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said Ingram was involved in an altercation while leaving Pantana Bobs, which is on Cotanche Street.

Ingram walked toward Reade Street while McLamb and Couch followed him.

McLamb and Couch confronted and assaulted Ingram while Ingram was on the ground, police said.

Greenville police said “a knife was produced,” and McLamb and Couch were both cut.

ECU freshman Wesley Bates saw it happen.

“I was trying to pull my phone out and record and next thing you know, someone is on the ground screaming, ‘I got stabbed, I got stabbed,'” said Bates. “Blood gushing on the ground; it was a pretty horrific scene.” 

Ingram broke free and ran toward the Town Common.

In a release, the Greenville Police Department emphasized the assault did not occur inside Sup Dogs.

The assault happened in the parking lot shared by both Sup Dogs and The Stop Shop, though neither business was associated with the fight.

“I am not going to forget the image of the guy laying on the ground,” said Bates. “The hole in his leg, blood puddle; the sight of that kind of like sticks with me. I am never going to be able to forget that sight.”

No arrests are pending at this time, police said, and the case is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greenville police at 252-329-4315. 

Greenville police said they had more officers on patrol than usual because it was the last day of classes.

The entire Center City Unit was on duty, police said.

“We really stress the importance of being responsible for your own behavior,” said Kristen Hunter, Greenville police public information officer. “I think so often, the focus is put on police response or possibly even the business response to an incident like this. But we have to remember that we are talking about adults.” 

Police are asking anyone with cellphone footage of the incident to turn it in. 

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