Man charged with attempted first-degree murder

By John Carson

Telegram Correspondent

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A Tarboro man is facing attempted first-degree murder charges after an incident Friday that left another man hospitalized with stab wounds and a Rocky Mount man incarcerated.

According to reports from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, an altercation that began in Rocky Mount ended in Princeville with two arrests and a victim being airlifted for medical treatment.

Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said Edgecombe deputies responded to Princeville in reference to an assault shortly before noon Friday.

Knight said 64-year-old Danny Carnell White and the unidentified victim were reportedly involved in an altercation in Rocky Mount.

Reports state White departed that scene, “supposedly” picked up his son – Christopher Cordell White, 18 – and proceeded to Princeville, where they located the victim.

The two men then allegedly assaulted the man resulting in multiple stab wounds.

The victim was airlifted to Pitt Vidant Hospital in Greenville for treatment.

Both Danny and Christopher White were taken into custody.

The elder White was charged with attempted first-degree murder, according to Knight, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

He currently is being held in Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond.

Christopher White has been charged with felony conspiracy and simple assault.

He, too, is in Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.

Identity of the victim, as well as his condition, were unavailable at press time.