Stabbing In Ashe County Leaves One Dead and One Wounded
A stabbing in Ashe County left one man in the hospital and one fatally wounded over the weekend. The incident took place on Friday night in the Fleetwood area of Ashe County as authorities were called out to a resicence on Miller Mountain Road. The stabbing was the result of an altercation between 52 year old James Carroll of Watauga County and 48 year old Brian Smith, who lived at the resicence. Authorities arrived to find Carroll laying on the porch of the residence fatally wounded by a knife. Authorities went on to find Smith inside the home also suffering from a knife wound. Smith was transported by Medics to the Watauga Medical Center where he was in serious condition. Investigators believe there was an altercation between Carroll, who was the landlord of the property that Smith was staying on, and Smith himself. So far the investigation looks to be a self defense matter but Investigators are still working with the District Attourney's office in the case.