Lincoln County Man Stabbed, Suspect Arrested

A Lincoln County man remains hospitalized and another man is in jail following a stabbing incident on Saturday night. (November 2, 2019)

Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Long Circle, Iron Station, NC after the Lincoln County Communications Center received a report of the stabbing incident.  When officers arrived on the scene they found the victim being treated for severe lacerations to his arm and lower left hand.


The victim and the suspect, Bobby Gene Grigg, 54, of John Ritchie Road, Iron Station, NC, were sitting in a carport drinking and talking when they got into an argument.  That escalated into a pushing match and Grigg pulled a large hunting knife which led to the victim getting the laceration on his arm and hand.

Lincoln County EMS transported the victim, Ralph Yates Whitworth, 55, of Long Circle, Iron Station, NC to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia where he was treated and then transferred to Atrium Health in Charlotte.  Whitworth has undergone surgery for the wound.

The suspect who remained on the scene was interviewed and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and inflicting serious injury.  He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. Grigg has a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court today (November 4, 2019).

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