Police charge one after man stabbed critically in Raleigh street argument

From staff reportsMarch 12, 2013 

Robert Alan Noel Jr.


— A 36-year-old man was in critical condition at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh on Tuesday with stab wounds police said he suffered when a verbal dispute turned violent on a downtown street late Monday.

Michael Bryant Parker, for whom police had no permanent address, was stabbed in the face and one hip, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Robert Alan Noel Jr., 33, of Watauga Street in Raleigh was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and held on $50,000 bail.

Several people were arguing on the street at 227 S. Wilmington St. when the altercation between Parker and Noel escalated, Sughrue said.

An arrest warrant charged that Noel used a pocket knife with a 4-inch blade in the attack.

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