Saturday, June 10, 2023

Man charged with stabbing at Circle K

Willie Darnell Deramus (Courtesy NHCSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A man wanted in connection to a stabbing that took place at an area Circle K Friday has been arrested.

According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, a joint task force with Wilmington Police Department helped locate the suspect, Willie Darnell Deramus. They found a vehicle matching the description of Deramus’ car — a newer model brown Hyundai. Police conducted a traffic stop.

Deramus was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, carrying a concealed weapon, and a fugitive warrant out of Virginia for a similar incident.

On Friday morning around 9 a.m., the sheriff’s office responded to the filling station near the Wilmington International Airport’s campus at 2455 N 23rd St. According to police, two men engaged in an argument, which escalated when Deramus, allegedly armed with a knife, took a swing at the victim, striking him in chest.

Deramus is being held at the Hanover County Detention Facility without a bond bond.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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