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Three charged in China Grove double stabbing

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
CHINA GROVE — Three people were charged Wednesday morning with attempted murder after a China Grove party got out of control on Aug. 20.
Richard Trey Wright, his mother, Kelly Annette Wright, and his friend Cody Woolf were charged with attempted murder and each one received a $100,000 bond.
Kleiber Ivan Madriz and Woolf were both hospitalized with multiple stab wounds after a party that Saturday night turned violent.
Trey Wright, 18, and Woolf, 20, were also charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
In addition to the attempted murder charge, Kelley Wright, 46, who owns Annette’s Kennel and Boarding at her home at 2285 U.S. Hwy. 152, was charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer, giving alcohol to those underage, simple assault and injury to personal property.
Kelley Wright told the Post on Aug. 23 that she was at a friend’s house the night of the party and was having a few beers. Wright said she came to the house after receiving calls from police.
Trey Wright said on Aug. 23 that he was having a party at his U.S. 152 home when three Hispanic men arrived, uninvited, and began arguing with those at the party.
Trey Wright said one of the men grabbed a kitchen knife and began trying to fight him. Woolf was stabbed multiple times, according to Trey Wright, when he tried to break up the fight.
Woolf, of 152 Bluefield Drive, could not be contacted for comment on Aug. 23.
Trey Wright told the Post on Aug. 23 that he did not recall Madriz being stabbed, but that one of the men held a knife to his throat before fleeing the scene.
“One of them jumped on me. Cody tried to help me, but they grabbed one of my knives and started stabbing him,” Trey Wright said on Aug. 23. “There was blood everywhere.”
Trey Wright said Woolf was stabbed four to five times. Woolf was taken by his brother to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. He was treated and released.
Madriz was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte by private vehicle and was initially listed in critical condition. He has since been released.
Kelley Wright said on Aug. 23 that she was worried there may be pending charges.
“I’m concerned for my son,” Kelley Wright said. “He could be charged for something that wasn’t even his fault. They were trying to kill Cody and Trey.”

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