Man stabbed in Moyock after altercation with another motorist
From staff reports
Friday, July 13, 2018
MOYOCK – A man was airlifted to a Virginia hospital after being stabbed in a Moyock area neighborhood earlier this week, reportedly following an altercation with another motorist on N.C. Highway 168.
Brandon Lee remains in fair condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, hospital spokesman Dale Gauding said earlier today.
Robert Lee, Brandon’s brother, told WAVY-TV that Brandon was stabbed Tuesday following an incident involving another motorist.
Robert Lee told the station he and his brother were trying to photograph the other motorist’s license plate when the situation quickly turned violent.
Robert Lee said he followed the other motorist into the North Point residential area, where an altercation ensued between the other motorist and Brandon Lee, with Brandon Lee wounded.
Robert Lee told WAVY he didn’t see the knife in the other motorist’s possession until his brother began yelling “knife.”
“And my brother was bleeding everywhere on the ground,” Robert Lee said. “I almost watched my brother die.”
He said if two people at a cul-de-sac hadn’t rendered aid, his brother would probably be dead right now.
WAVY aired the report on Thursday evening.
No additional information about the incident was immediately available from the Currituck Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning.
District Attorney Andrew Womble, in an email on Friday morning, said he has been in contact with Sheriff Matt Beickert about the incident and said the investigation is ongoing.
“Once his investigation is compete, I will make any necessary charging decisions,” Womble said.
Currituck Fire-EMS Chief Chip Melton, when reached on Friday morning, said his agency received the call at 1:51 p.m. on Tuesday from the 100 block of South Street.
Melton said the call was about a motor vehicle accident and someone subsequently being stabbed.
According to Melton, a male was found in critical condition after having been stabbed multiple times in the torso.
Melton said a Sentara Nightingale Air Ambulance team responded and landed near the Southland restaurant to transport the injured male to Norfolk.
Melton said the alleged assailant was complaining about having suffered minor injuries.
Melton said after the injured male was transported from the scene, sometime later, the alleged assailant, while in custody at the scene, complained about a medical issue.
Melton said the alleged assailant was transported to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City.
Patient confidentiality rules prohibit Currituck Fire-EMS from releasing a patient’s name and Sentara can’t provide a condition update without the patient’s name.
However, Melton said the alleged assailant didn’t suffer any life-threatening injuries.
Melton said his agency’s response was delayed for a time until receiving an all-clear signal from law enforcement because of the scene reportedly involving a weapon.
Robert Lee told WAVY the incident began after he came up to merge in his truck into traffic on Highway 168.
According to Lee, there was a car in front of the other motorist and the other motorist both tried to get around the car and come in-between the car and his truck.
Lee said he had to accelerate to avoid crashing into a guard rail.
According to Lee, the incident included the other motorist throwing something at his truck.
Lee said he got in front of the other motorist, who was changing lanes.
Then, Lee said, the other motorist “started flipping us off, honking the horn and everything.”
Lee said he wanted to get a picture of the other motorist’s license plate and tailed the driver into the North Point residential area, to a dead end.
“At that point, the man got out of the truck, flipping out, flailing and everything,” Lee said. “And my brother got out of the truck.”
“The next thing you know, him and my brother are fighting – and my brother got stabbed,” Lee said.