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Two Cleveland men charged with assault; one stabbed with BBQ fork

Charged

Thomas Henry Freeland

Michael Dwayne England

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

CLEVELAND — Two Cleveland residents were charged with assault and jailed after a fight that spilled into the street and one person was stabbed with a barbecue fork, authorities said.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office charged Michael “Mo” Dwayne England, 51, of Triplett Road, with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and injury to personal property. Thomas “Tommy” Henry Freeland, 46, of Rowan Road, was charged with assault inflicting serious injury and probation violation.

Authorities were called to 154 Rowan Road at 4:45 p.m. May 27 for a reported stabbing. Deputies found Freeland suffering from multiple stab wounds with the barbecue fork, and England had a number of facial injuries.

Witnesses told deputies that England had thrown a brick into the windshield of Freeland’s parked Cadillac. When Freeland approached England, threats were exchanged and both men agreed to meet in the roadway in front of the house to settle their dispute.

Officials said after a fight broke out between the two men, England brandished the barbecue fork and began stabbing Freeland. Both men were taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Iredell rescue personnel also responded to the scene. After being medically cleared, both men were arrested by Iredell County deputies and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center.

England was given a $7,500 secured bond. Freeland received a $5,000 secured bond. Freeland also was issued an added $5,000 bond for a probation violation.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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