Lumberton man reportedly stabbed victim over missing money

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) One Lumberton man has been charged for allegedly stabbing a man following a dispute over money stolen from a woman's purse.

Captain Andy Thomas, spokesman for the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, tells WMBF News that 23-year-old Heath Brooks was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury for an incident that occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Thomas says Brooks was drinking with a group in a home on Singletary Church Road when an argument broke out over some money that was reportedly stolen from a woman's purse.

Brooks allegedly grabbed a knife and assaulted the victim by stabbing them in the head, neck, chest and stomach.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where they were taken into surgery, but their condition is unknown at this time.

Brooks has been released on a $5,000 bond.

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