On Sunday, April 18, 2021 at approximately 4:45 PM, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to an assault involving a knife. Deputies responded to a residence located on Hill River Rd in Hiddenite. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim, who had a laceration to the neck area. The victim sought treatment at a local medical facility.Officers on scene continued their investigation and determined the suspect as 21-year old Christopher James Sturgill of Taylorsville. Sturgill had fled from the residence before officers arrived .
Warrants were drawn on Sturgill, and he was located a short time later. Sturgill was taken into custody and charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill or Inflict Serious Injury. He was also served with a warrant for Failure to Appear on a previous charge.
Sturgill was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center $51,000 secured bond. He has a first appearance scheduled for today in Alexander County District Court.
Photo: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office