On Saturday, 07/11/2020 at 11:44 p.m. deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person injured during an argument on Stove Dr in Newton. When deputies arrived they discovered that an adult male had been stabbed in the abdomen. That person is in serious but stable condition at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
Taji Shareef Haqq (39 yoa) has been arrested and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury in connection with this incident. Haqq had not received a bond as of this media release. Haqq will have a first appearance in Catawba County District Court on Monday, 07/13/2020.