NC man sought after stabbing girlfriend, causing collapsed lung, police say

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Police in Fayetteville are looking for a man who they say stabbed his girlfriend, causing several injuries to her, including a collapsed lung.

The incident happened earlier in the day on Friday, but was reported at about 8:45 p.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Progress Street, Fayetteville Police said.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that the stabbing victim, age 31, of the 340 block of Coats Road in Linden and Jonathan Mitchel Wright, age 35, of the 2600 block of Mellwood Drive, who are boyfriend and girlfriend, were involved in an argument when Wright stabbed (her),” police said in a press release.

The incident occurred earlier in the day Friday at the Red Roof Inn located at 3136 Bordeaux Park Drive at about 1 p.m., police said.

The woman was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with several stab wounds to her shoulders and chest, one of which caused a collapsed lung, police said.

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Aggravated Assault Unit have obtained warrants on Jonathan Mitchel Wright for Attempted First Degree Murder and Assault With a Deadly Weapon With Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury.

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with locating Wright.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jonathan Mitchel Wright or this case is asked to contact Detective Watson with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 303-9554 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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