Suspect charged after NC dad stabbed to death, police say

Police arrived at 180 Apex Lane around 4 a.m. Photo by David Beaver/WBTV
Police arrived at 180 Apex Lane around 4 a.m. Photo by David Beaver/WBTV

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) — One person is charged with the death of a man in Rowan County

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According to police, Jermail Blake, 37, is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of 36-year-old Altereck Rashad Shields Saturday morning.

Police arrived at 180 Apex Lane in Cleveland around 4 a.m. for a reported stabbing and found Shields in the backyard of the residence.

Detectives said he probably died of injuries from a knife, but was involved in a physical fight prior to his death.

Shields died in the stabbing incident.
Shields died in the stabbing incident.

In a statement sent to WBTV, Shields’ family said “he was a loving father who adored his children and family.”

Blake is in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

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