Victim Stabbed To Death At Home In Selma City Limits
An ongoing dispute between two men turned deadly early Saturday.
Around 12:15am, Selma Police said they responded to a report of a stabbing at 706 N. Pollock Street. Police and first responders found the victim, Bobby Lee Sanders of Smithfield, dead in the bedroom of the rental home.
Selma Police Chief R.A. Cooper said Sanders had been stabbed with a sharp object, possibly a knife.
Chief Cooper said the 54 year-old victim and another man, Kenneth Dock Johnson, 59, of Smithfield had been involving in an ongoing dispute.
Police declined to release details on what events led up to the fatal stabbing Saturday including whether the murder weapon had been recovered.
A second person, Anitra Johnson Dubose, 42, of Smithfield was charged with accessory after the fact of murder. Police would not say what role Dubose played in the murder.
Chief Cooper said the homicide was not random and more arrests are possible.
The NC SBI responded to assist Selma police detectives process the crime scene.
The last homicide in Selma was in 2015.
According to the NC Department of Public Safety website, Kenneth Dock Johnson is a convicted felon with prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, narcotics possession, larceny, trespassing and receiving stolen goods.