On Tuesday, members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on the 200 block of Strawberry Lane in Mount Olive in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, a male subject was located in a wooded area, bleeding from multiple locations on his body. The male told responding deputies that he was attacked by a resident of the home and was struck several times with some type of edged weapon. The male victim was transported to Wayne UNC, and once stabilized, was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. The suspect and victim were known to one another.
The suspect, 40-year-old Patrick R. White, was on the scene at the time of the incident and was arrested on unrelated warrants. White was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $3,000 secured bond.
As a result of the sheriff’s office investigation, White was charged on Thursday with the assault and his bond was increased by $150,000.