Perquimans man charged in stabbing

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Larry Eugene White


By William F. West
Staff Writer

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

HERTFORD — A 31-year-old Perquimans County man with a prior criminal record that includes violence has been charged in the stabbing of a Hertford man last month.

Larry Eugene White, of the 1800 block of Harvey Point Road, is charged with first-degree attempted murder in the June 9 knife attack on Cleveland Sutton.

According to a Perquimans magistrate's warrant, White is accused of stabbing Sutton in the chest with a knife. The warrant states Sutton suffered a collapsed lung as a result of the attack.

Interim Hertford Town Manager Pamela Hurdle told The Perquimans Weekly Sutton was stabbed at 1:48 a.m. in the 100 block of Wynne Fork Court. Sutton was treated at Vidant Health in Greenville, Hurdle said. A check for an update on his condition Wednesday indicated Vidant has no record of Sutton as a patient.

White was arrested by Elizabeth City police on the Perquimans County warrant on July 5 and transported to Albemarle District Jail where he was held without bond. Besides the attempted murder charge, White was also charged with misdemeanor first-degree trespassing.

On Wednesday, White appeared before District Judge Meader Harriss III, who set a $750,000 secured bond in the case, a court official said. White is due back in court on July 18 before Judge Robert Trivette.

N.C. Public Safety records show White has convictions in both Pasquotank and Perquimans counties dating as far back as June 2003.

In Perquimans, he has convictions for assault on a female, felony breaking and entering, injury to personal property, misdemeanor breaking and entering, possessing stolen goods and simple assault/engaging in an affray.

In Pasquotank, he has convictions for carrying a concealed weapon, larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.