Teens stabbed at Pitt County Fair

Published 10:45 pm Sunday, September 25, 2022

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From Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Pitt County, NC – At 8:16 PM on Saturday September 24, 2022, deputies from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to respond to the Pitt County Fairgrounds to a report of subjects stabbed.

Although unannounced, Sheriff Dance had authorized the deployment of some off-duty deputies in the immediate area of the fairgrounds in case of an emergency.  As a result, the first 3 deputies arrived on the scene at 8:18 PM, 2 minutes after being notified of the incident.

Two stabbing victims, ages 19 and 17, were located inside the fair.  Reports indicate that they were assaulted by a group of 6-10 males.  Both victims were transported to the hospital by EMS.  There is no information on their conditions.

While dealing with the stabbings, deputies received reports of several fights and shots being fired at the fairgrounds.  Those reports were unfounded.

This incident remains under investigation.

If anyone has information regarding this incident they are urged to contact Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777 or go online at www.crimestopper.org.  You can remain anonymous and if your tip results in an arrest you can earn a cash reward.