HAMPTONVILLE — A suspect is in custody following a stabbing that took place in the early morning hours on Sunday. Victor Manuel Guerrero Herrera, 28, of Hamptonville, was arrested by Yadkin County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and damage to real property.
Around 1 a.m., Yadkin County Communications received a 911 call from the victim, Salvadore Velasquez, stating that he had been stabbed. Using the open line and mapping technology, the telecommunicators were able to guide officers to the area where they located Velasquez in the thick underbrush near a wooded area.
The officers, Yadkin County EMS and first responders treated Velasquez so he could be transported to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Emergency Room. At the hospital, Velasquez was stabilized and placed in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit.
Following an investigation, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office identified Herrera as a possible suspect. Information was gathered that led to a search warrant being executed on Joel Drive in Hamptonville. Herrera was then arrested and charged. He was given a $400,000 secure bond and is being held in the Yadkin County Detention Center. Herrera has a court date of July 18.