A boy under the age of 16 allegedly threw a knife at his 19-year-old sister yesterday afternoon (August 13), inflicting a single stab wound to the girl’s chest. The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. at their residence on Tower Road in Catawba County, near Highway 16.
Sheriff Coy Reid says the victim was taken to Catawba Memorial Hospital where she remains today. She is listed in stable condition and is expected to survive.
The two siblings were involved in an altercation just before the girl was injured. The girl’s boyfriend, a 19-year-old male, was present at the residence when the incident occurred.
The juvenile male will be subject to a juvenile petition, which authorizes a juvenile justice court to hear and decide matters in which a person under the age of 18 commits a crime.