Raleigh police charge four with assault in multiple-stabbing attack

From staff reportsMarch 10, 2014 

— A 16-year-old, a 17-year-old and two 19-year-olds have been charged with assault with intent to kill in an attack that police said left a man lying in a Raleigh street with eight knife wounds in his back.

Daniel Landry was found wounded early Saturday near the intersection of Kirkland Road and Diggs Drive, a block east of Lake Wheeler Road, about 3 a.m., police said.

The four people charged were Jonathan Meade-Pimentel, 16, of 4109 Poole Road; Humberto Marcail Cruz, 17, of 3305 Briarcliff Road; Oscar Eduardo Amaya, 19, of 508 Sunnybrook Road; and Jose Salgado Matias, 19, of 4208 Poole Road. Each was charged with one count of assault with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

In a search warrant for a house at 1501 Kirkland Road, police said they were told Landry’s assailants had run in there. Police reported that they seized a black butcher knife with blood on it, a baseball bat with blood on it and blood on a kitchen table.

Arrest warrants said Landry had been stabbed with an 10½-inch butcher knife, and the search warrant application said he had eight wounds in his back.

The warrants did not say what police think led to the attack.

Police said Landry was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, and officials there said he was treated and released.

Each of the four accused was being held Monday in lieu of $100,000 and was scheduled to appear in court.

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