Stabbing Suspect Held On $500,000 Bond

DUNN – The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 28 year-old man on felony assault charges in connection with a stabbing August 22 around 8:50pm.

Deputies said Jose Luis Mata Pena, age 35, of Clayton was stabbed in the side with a knife during a domestic altercation outside a home in the 500 block of Jumping Run Road, Dunn, a southern Johnston County address.

On September 30, Flavio Cesar Reyna Mendez, age 28, of Jumping Run Road, Dunn was arrested and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Deputies said the victim, Jose Pena, was the ex-boyfriend of a woman the suspect, Flavio Mendez, was in a relationship with when the assault took place.

Mendez was held under a $500,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail.