Transylvania County teenager stabbed during scuffle


    Stabbing suspect arrested. (Credit: Transylvania County Sheriff's Office)

    ROSMAN, N.C. (WLOS-TV) - The Transylvania County Sheriff's office is investigating a stabbing incident in Rosman. It happened Saturday afternoon.

    In a news release authorities say a deputy was patrolling on Shallow Creek Road in Rosman following up on leads in an unrelated case.

    The deputy found a man standing in the road with injuries.

    The man was later identified as 21-year-old Nathan Leman.

    Deputies say Leman was taken to Transylvania County Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

    Upon further investigation a deputy went to a home on Shallow Creek Road where witnesses told the deputy a 17-year-old male had been stabbed by Leaman and left the scene to go to the hospital.

    In the release deputies say witnesses described Leaman as coming home impaired and after some time he became agitated, produced a knife, and made a threat.

    Investigators say a scuffled broke out.

    They say while Leaman was being tackled to the ground, the teenager was stabbed in the leg.

    The teen's injuries are not considered serious. Check back for updates.

    Both the 17-year-old juvenile and Leaman were treated and released from the hospital.

    Leaman was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule 3 controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana.

    He is currently being held on a $45,000 bond

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