U.S. Marshals, police catch up with attempted murder suspect

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Antonio Sharod Point
Antonio Sharod Point

U.S. Marshals and Wilmington police have arrested a man who was wanted after he allegedly cut his ankle bracelet before a court appearance in November.

Antonio Sharod Point, 23, was arrested at a home in the 600 block of North 10th Street at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, according to police records. Point was wanted by U.S. Marshals in a case that opened on Nov. 23, according to Deputy U.S. Marshal Bryan Konig.

Point was previously charged in New Hanover County with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and felony conspiracy, in connection with a stabbing that injured 25-year-old Edvis Galloway in front of a convenience store in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street on March 12, 2014.

Point was scheduled to appear in New Hanover County Superior Court for the case on Nov. 16. But according to prosecutors, Point was out on probation and cut his ankle monitor bracelet prior to his court appearance. An order for his arrest was issued in court.

This is the second time U.S. Marshals have searched for this suspect since the Chestnut Street stabbing. Point was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Greensboro in June 2014, after he allegedly jumped out of a third story apartment window to flee from arrest.

Point was booked at the New Hanover County jail under a $750,000 secured bond. According to court records, he is scheduled to appear in New Hanover County Superior Court on Jan. 4, 2016.