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Man indicted in stabbing case

POSTED: October 19, 2013 12:28 a.m.

The Forsyth County Grand Jury has indicted a man for criminal attempt to murder in a stabbing case.

Tommy Albert Samples, 35, also faces an aggravated assault charge in connection with the Aug. 16 incident.

Samples was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 58-year-old man, who was a longtime friend. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office reported that the two possibly got into a drug-related argument at the Church Road home of the older man.

Samples was charged with attempt to murder based on the stab wound, according to the sheriff’s office.

The indictment states that Samples stabbed the other man “multiple times, acts which constitute a substantial step toward the commission of said crime.”

The use of a knife to cause “serious bodily injury” was the basis for the aggravated assault charge.

The grand jury did not indict Samples on a charge of aggravated battery, which stemmed from his arrest Aug. 17.

The case has been assigned to Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David Dickinson. A court date has not been set.


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