Last updated: August 06. 2014 2:15AM - 2702 Views
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ROCKINGHAM — A man facing meth manufacturing charges is accused in a Friday stabbing.

Rockingham police say 24-year-old Jedediah Benjamin Honeycutt of 108 Plumtree Drive outside Hamlet attacked and injured Anthony Earl Sweatt with an unknown sharp object, according to a warrant for Honeycutt’s arrest.

Police obtained the warrant Friday and arrested Honeycutt Saturday evening on a charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Honeycutt was booked into the Richmond County Jail and released at 2:08 a.m. Sunday on a $10,000 secured bond, records show.

Two days after his release, Honeycutt was back in jail on a charge of violating his probation. He was jailed Tuesday morning under a $20,000 secured bond and remained behind bars Tuesday night.

Honeycutt has pending Richmond County charges of felony possession, sale and delivery of methamphetamine and felony manufacturing, selling, delivering or possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, according to court records.

He is on active probation for a Feb. 6 conviction of using or possessing drug paraphernalia. N.C. Division of Adult Correction records also show February 2013 convictions of driving while impaired and driving while license revoked in Richmond County.

Honeycutt is due in Richmond County Superior Court on the meth charges Aug. 11 and is scheduled to appear in District Court on the stabbing charge Aug. 14.

Corey Friedman

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