On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 11:30pm, 911 received a call for officers to respond to a residence on Johnny Martin Ln in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival at the residence, officers found that two individuals had been stabbed. Alexander County EMS responded. Both victims refused treatment by EMS and advised they would seek their own treatment. Travis Lamont Bennett, B/M, age 42, of Statesville was arrested. He was charged with two counts of Assault with Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. He was transported to the Alexander County Law Enforcement Center, where he was placed under a $250,000 secured bond and given a first appearance date of March 20, 2017 in Alexander County District Court.
Bennett was additionally charged with a Parole Violation on Monday, March 20, 2017 by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Bennett was released from prison on parole on March 4, 2017. He was placed in custody without a bond, with a parole hearing scheduled for a later date.
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