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Suspect in road rage attack arrested again

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Jun 03 2014 04:52:38 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 17 2014 01:41:18 PM CDT
Harold Stanley
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

A man accused of using a knife to cut another man during a road rage incident has been arrested once again.

The Greenville Police Department told NewsChannel 12 that 68-year-old Harold Van Stanley was arrested Tuesday morning and has now been charged with intimidating a witness. He's accused of showing up at the home of the man he allegedly attacked on June 2.

Police said Stanley, in a fit of road rage, used a knife to cut 57-year-old Rudolph Whitehurst. It happened near the intersection of 14th Street and Firetower Road. Whitehurst told police he and Stanley had a confrontation outside their vehicles, and that was when Stanley cut Whitehurst several times with a knife.

Whitehurst suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released from Vidant Medical Center.

Whitehurst told NewsChannel 12 that since Stanley's arrest on June 2, the suspect has appeared in front of Whitehurst's home twice. Whitehurst said a man claiming to be a representative of Stanley also appeared at the home on one occasion.

But police said there is only enough evidence to show that Stanley was at Whitehurst's home once, leading to the latest charge of intimidating a witness.

In addition, Stanley is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury for the June 2 incident. He is scheduled to be in court in August for that charge.

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Police said a man in a fit of road rage used a knife to cut another driver, seriously injuring the victim.

The Greenville Police Department said 68-year-old Harold Van Stanley, of Vanceboro, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The alleged victim, 57-year-old Rudolph Whitehurst, told investigators he was driving on Firetower Road near Corey Road in Greenville Monday evening. That was when the suspect, driving a Nissan Altima, passed Whitehurst on the left and then veered back to the right, cutting the victim's car off the road, police said.

The two cars continued to travel along Firetower Road, said investigators. Whitehurst told police he then tried to make a U-turn in a parking lot near the intersection of 14th Street and Firetower Road.

Whitehurst told police when he approached a stop sign, the suspect drove over and came out of his vehicle. The victim said he also exited his car, at which point the suspect confronted him and cut him several times with a knife, according to police.

Investigators said both men then left the scene and Whitehurst eventually called police.

Whitehurst suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, and was taken to Vidant Medical Center, police said.

Police said they were able to find Stanley's vehicle thanks to witness descriptions. The suspect turned himself in at about 10 p.m. Monday, said investigators. Stanley was being held under a $25,000 bond; however, he has since bonded out.

Stanley has a court date scheduled for August.