Police: Man assaulted students with knife, glass bottle

  • Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 5:55 p.m.

SALISBURY — Police say a man attacked two students Thursday with a knife and a broken glass bottle in front of Livingstone College.

Jaivon Alonzo Scott, 24, of Hammermill Drive in Harrisburg, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injuries.

Around 6:45 p.m. Thursday, officers from the Salisbury Police Department responded to a call about a fight at 701 W. Monroe St. in front of the college. They found a knife in a Krispy Kreme box nearby.

Daulon Sampson, 28, and Charles Thomas, 21, both Livingstone students, were walking back to campus from the grocery store when they saw Scott walking down the street.

According to the police report, the three had been involved in an earlier confrontation at McLaughlin’s Grocery on West Monroe Street.

Sampson and Thomas told police that Scott yelled at them and threatened them, and when he approached them at the gate, he hit Thomas in the face.

Sampson ran over to help, but he fell to the ground when Scott reportedly came at him with the knife. Police say Scott stabbed Sampson in the leg, cutting a gash that was 4 to 5 inches long.

When Thomas turned to leave, Scott ran up to him with a broken glass bottle and hit him with it, according to the police report. Thomas was cut under his lip, and one of his teeth was broken.

Both victims went to the hospital and were treated for their injuries.

Scott was taken to the Rowan County Detention Center and given a $5,000 bond.

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