Sheriff: Man suffers fatal stab wound in New Hanover County is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a stabbing early Friday morning.

Deputies responded to a home in the 700 block of Bracken Fern Drive near the Kings Grant area of New Hanover County for a report of a stabbing at 2 a.m. Friday, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer.

Benjamin Paul Privott, 39, had been found lying in the front yard and road. He suffered a fatal stab wound, Brewer said. Detectives are conducting a death investigation.

“There is no evidence to believe anyone in the area is in any danger,” Brewer said.

Check back for more details on this developing story.