Man charged with stabbing

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SALISBURY — A Kannapolis man has been charged with attempted murder in a Saturday-night stabbing at the Mooresville Dragway.
Robert David Trivett, 50, of 145 Afton Road, Kannapolis, is in the Rowan County jail under a $100,000 secured bond.
Authorities with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the drag strip at 1255 Wilkinson Road off N.C. 152 around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The drag strip was hosting the Mad Dawg Door Car Jam-A-Rama Friday and Saturday.
When officers arrived, Rowan EMS was working on Baron Cass, who had been stabbed in the neck and abdomen. Cass was later flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was not listed as a patient there Tuesday afternoon.
The report said several people were in a heated argument when officers arrived. After interviewing witnesses, officers learned that Trivett and Cass were in the bathroom when an argument began. Others got involved, and at some point, the Sheriff’s Office said, Trivett stabbed Cass.
As the investigating officer was writing his report, 911 communications called to say Trivett was on the phone and wanted to speak to detectives to give his side of the story, the report said.
Lt. Chad Moose met Trivett at the Sheriff’s Office later Saturday night, interviewed him, and then charged him with attempted murder.
Authorities said alcohol played a part in Saturday’s incident.
It’s the second violent incident at the drag strip in less than a month. On May 7, authorities say, Quentin Mathis shot two men at the drag strip after a disagreement in the men’s bathroom. Mathis turned himself in last week and has been charged with two counts of attempted murder. He is in jail under a $1 million bond.