Police who answered a call about a man assaulting a woman with a knife at a Walmart store early Wednesday arrested a man who they said had five illegal drugs and six crack pipes and whom state prison officials had listed as a parole absconder.
Israel Sampson Edge, 35, who told booking officials he lives at 109 Pineview Drive, was accused of assaulting a woman with a knife shortly before police were called at 12:45 a.m. to the store at 1725 New Hope Church Road.
Police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said there no life-threatening injuries, but officers charged Edge with assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury and assault on a female. State criminal law does not define “serious.”
Police also charged him with carrying a concealed weapon.
When officers got Edge to the Wake County Detention Center, they charged him with having oxycodone, cocaine, crack cocaine, MDMA and marijuana inside a jail as well as six pipes used to smoke crack cocaine. They also filed a separate charge of cocaine possession, which is a felony regardless of how much of the drug is involved.
The state Department of Public Safety had listed Edge as a parole absconder, and police listed his address in arrest warrants as the state’s Alexander Correctional Facility in Taylorsville.
According to state records, Edge was convicted in Wake County in 2003 of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and felony larceny. He was released on parole on July 25.
A magistrate ordered Edge held without bond.