Police: Man charged with stabbing friend

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

A 57-year-old man was seriously injured late Thursday night in what police say was an argument with a friend that turned violent.

High Point police responded 11:30 p.m. to a stabbing that was reported at 937 Kingston Drive.
“According to the caller, the suspect was still on the scene,” the police reported in a news release.
When officers arrived they found the homeowner, Ernest Patrick McDaniel, lying on the floor suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen. The suspect, who was still in the house, was quickly taken into custody without incident, police report.
McDaniel was taken to High Point Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries. McDaniel was in good condition Thursday afternoon, said a nursing supervisor at High Point Regional Hospital.
The suspect, William Morris Raulston, 58, of 212 Druid St., was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and attempted murder.
According to officers, the victim and suspect were longtime friends and got into an argument. No one else was in the residence at the time of the assault, police say.