Man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

A 37-year-old man faces attempted murder charges after authorities say he stabbed his friend in the neck on Sunday.
Police charged Cavassa Jemez Harris of 1507 East Ave. with first-degree attempted murder Tuesday night.
Police responded to a phone tip on Tuesday saying that a suspect in a stabbing that happened at the intersection of S. College Drive and E. Russell on June 29 was at home on East Avenue, according to the incident report.
While responding to the tip, police passed a gold Ford Explorer on East Avenue that matched a description of the suspect’s car given by the tipster. Police pulled the car over at the intersection of N. Hamilton Street and Westwood Avenue and found Harris in the passenger seat, police said.
Harris is accused of stabbing 30-year-old Stacy La-trol Small in the neck behind his right ear during a fight, High Point police Lt. Kevin Ray said Wednesday. The friends were driving down S. College Drive Sunday night when they got into an argument, Ray said. Harris was sitting in the car behind the driver’s seat and stabbed Small on the right side of his neck, Ray said. According to police, they both got out of the car and Harris ran away.
Harris on Wednesday remained in the High Point Jail under a $1 million secured bond. His court date is set for Aug. 8.