beaufort — A Richlands man remains in jail with no bond charged in the stabbing death of Gary Harris, 33, of Cedar Point.
Curtis Liddell Pate, 29, had his first appearance in court Monday.
He is charged with one open count of murder by authorities for a stabbing incident Sunday.
District Court Judge David McFayden told Mr. Pate during the hearing in district court he could face the death penalty or life in prison in the death of Mr. Harris and did not set a bond.
New Bern Attorney David Gurganus represented Mr. Pate for his first appearance. Mr. Pate’s next court appearance is set for Jan. 10 of next year.
CEDAR POINT — A Richlands man faces a murder charge in a stabbing death over an altercation with a woman.
Curtis Liddell Pate, 29, 1704 Richlands Road, is charged with an open count of murder and remains in the county jail in Beaufort with no bond.
According to County Sheriff’s Department authorities, deputies and Cape Carteret police responded about 2 a.m. Saturday to 109 Cedar Lane, Apartment 6, pertaining to a stabbing.
Mr. Pate is accused of stabbing Gary Harris, 33, in the neck then fleeing the scene. He was later apprehended by deputies in a residence in Hubert without incident.
Mr. Harris was transported to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City where he later died.
Mr. Pate is scheduled for his first court appearance Monday in Beaufort.