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Kannapolis man charged with assault after argument leaves victim slashed

KANNAPOLIS — A Kannapolis man was charged with assault after Rowan County authorities say an argument left a woman with a serious cut to her hand.

Christopher Michael Gilbert, 35, was charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. He was initially under a 48-hour hold with no bond because of the domestic nature of the incident.

When a deputy arrived at the home, he was met by Gilbert, who had specks of blood on his clothing. He appeared to be intoxicated, a report said.

Officers checked Gilbert for weapons and found none. A woman at the Unity Church Road home had lots of blood on her clothes, and her right hand had been bandaged by a Rowan EMS crew. The woman had a deep cut between her thumb and index finger.

Gilbert and the woman had argued, and the verbal exchange became physical, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. A black serrated kitchen knife was used in the assault.

Another adult in the house at the time of the assault grabbed an 18-month-old child and went into a bedroom because of fear they could be hurt during the fight, according to the report.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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