Police arrest suspect for alleged stabbing, tire iron assault

KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY - A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend and hitting her with a tire iron.

La-Neil Fields, 39, of La Grange, was taken into custody Tuesday night during a routine traffic stop, according to Woody Spencer of Kinston Police. The suspect is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Angela Latral-Peoples, on Sunday.

The victim said Fields punched and stabbed her multiple times. She also said the suspect hit her several times with a tire iron.

Latral-Peoples was treated and released from a Wilson County hospital.

Fields has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $50,000 bond.

Fields had been charged in the past for other crimes, including assault and breaking and entering, according to investigators.

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