Man charged in stabbing

Oct. 08, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

While responding to a disturbance call at 709 Castle Road, Monroe, on Oct. 5, police were stopped by a vehicle with a stabbing victim in the passenger seat.

Around 11:30 p.m., that day, Monroe police responded to 709 Castle Road and heard the driver of a tan Chevrolet vehicle blowing his horn, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

The driver pulled up beside the officers, who saw the person in the passenger with stab wounds to the abdomen, Sgt. Mike Smith of the Monroe Police Department, said.

While addressing the victim, who was identified as Kentrell Tahaun Hill, Clifford Lee Barrino came up to officers and confessed to the stabbing. Hill was driven to Carolinas Medical Center-Union to get treated for his injuries. Barrino was taken to the Union County Jail where he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury. It is believed that there was an argument between Hill and Barrino prior to the stabbing, Smith said.