UPDATE: Greenville PD arrest suspect in stabbing near ECU


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)– UPDATE: Greenville police have made an arrest in connection with a weekend stabbing downtown.

Eric Mitchell,48, has been charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and is currently in the Pitt County Detention Center.

PREVIOUS REPORT: According to a press release, at approximately 2:25 Saturday morning, Greenville police responded to the area of Cotanche Street and Reade Circle for the report of a stabbing.

The victim, 23-year-old Mason Luke Monk, was transported to Vidant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released from the hospital. 

Although they are still in the early stages of their investigation, detectives believe Monk and an unknown male exchanged words on the sidewalk and the unknown male stabbed Monk in the side.

The suspect was captured on downtown security cameras walking along Cotanche Street.

He is described as a middle-aged male, approximately 5’09”, with a bald head and beard, wearing camouflage pants and a black t-shirt. 

Anyone with information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Coggins at 252.329.4191. Crime Stoppers also offers up to a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Information can be provided anonymously. 

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