Police: Second suspect arrested in stabbing, third still unidentified

Arrest made, police searching for one other suspect

Victim: Stabbed several times in his bed

MOREHEAD CITY, CARTERET COUNTY - A second man was arrested Saturday in connection with a home invasion and stabbing that happened Wednesday in Carteret County.

According to a Morehead City Police Officer, Robert Dudley was arrested Saturday afternoon. He's accused of breaking into a man's house with two others and stabbing the person inside and burglarizing the home.

The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, says he's thankful to be alive.

"I would never expect to be stabbed in my bed or have knives at my throat," the victim said.

According to police, a 45-year-old man woke up around 2:45 a.m. on July 31 to see three men in black clothing and masks standing over his bed. They suspect the men entered through an unlocked window. Officers report that two of the men had knives, and the victim was cut in several places.

The victim said he was stabbed in both arms and near his upper leg.

"With the injury, if it was two inches lower it could have been more severe. I wouldn't be here talking to you right now," the victim said.

The suspects took off with some of the victim's belongings and some cash, according to police.

Around 4 p.m. on July 31, James Jenkins, of Morehead City, was arrested by police and charged with first degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

The victim's brother said he thinks someone sent these men to attack his brother, and that this is an isolated event.

"All the residents out here don't have to worry about someone crawling through their windows or kicking their doors in," the victim said.

The victim's brother said crime is rare in the neighborhood.

Both Jenkins and Dudley were being held under a $75,000 bond. A third suspect is unknown and still on the loose.

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