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Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing outside a Wilmington restaurant.

A 20-year-old man was reportedly stabbed twice in the back outside of Might As Well Bar and Grill, 250 Racine Drive, at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

The man was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Lindsay said.

The suspect is described as a heavy set black man in his early 20s, who was with several other black men, all wearing white hats and white shirts.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.

New Hanover County

Gerardo Narvey Jimenez
Gerardo Narvey Jimenez

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault.

Gerardo Narvey Jimenez, 29, of Greenville Loop Road, is wanted on charges of first-degree rape and sex offense with a child under the age of 13, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. The incident allegedly occurred in October 2014.

Anyone with information about Jimenez or his whereabouts is asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 910-798-4162. Anonymous information can be submitted on the sheriff’s office website.

Man charged with manufacturing meth

Jason Francis Schmidt, 32, was arrested at the Hunters Crossing apartment complex, 5012 Hunters Trail, at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer.

Schmidt was charged with cooking meth at his apartment, Brewer said.

Jason Francis Schmidt
Jason Francis Schmidt

According to jail records, Schmidt faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession or distribution of a methamphetamine precursor, two counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked at the New Hanover County jail under a $50,000 secured bond.