Police arrest stabbing suspect

BETHEL, PITT COUNTY - A man was stabbed in the arm early Thursday morning and sent to the hospital.

Bethel Police were called there to talk to the victim.

He reported the suspect, Dietrich Purvis, entered his home without permission, made threats against him and then stabbed him in the arm.  

Officers arrested Purvis at his home. He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon, communicating threats and other charges.

Purvis is being held at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $25,000.00 bond.

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