CARTERET COUNTY -

Deputies have arrested a wife and husband accused of stabbing each other while their young children were in the room.

The Carteret County Sheriff's Office said 27-year-old Stephanie Feist and 28-year-old Edward Feist, both of Highway 101 just outside Beaufort, stabbed each other after an argument Monday. The couple's two children --4 and 5 years old-- were in the room, said deputies.

Both suspects were taken to Carteret General Hospital and later released to the custody of the Carteret County Jail, investigators said.

The wife and husband are each charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault with a minor present, according to the Sheriff's Office. They were being held under no bond and were scheduled to have their conditions of release set by a judge Tuesday morning.

The Carteret County Department of Social Services removed the suspects' two children from the home, said investigators.