Pinecrest High School student stabbed by her ex-boyfriend
A teenager who had been held in a juvenile detention center since his arrest back in April for repeatedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend at Pinecrest High School in Moore County, North Carolina, will now be tried as an adult.
According to Moore County authorities, Christopher Tarter, who recently turned 18, was transferred to Moore County Jail on December 7 after being detained at a juvenile facility for several months.
Avery Slatcher stabbed multiple times at Pinecrest High School by ex-boyfriend Christopher Tarter
Police said on April 28, Avery Slatcher was allegedly stabbed repeatedly by her ex-boyfriend Tarter in the parking lot the high school.
Tarter has been charged with attempted murder, a*sault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon on school property. His bond is set at $2 million bond.
Police said Slatcher was seriously injured in the stabbing and is recovering, according to WRAL. Shortly after the stabbing around 8:45 a.m., the school was put on lockdown.
Slatcher was airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, where she was placed in ICU.
Students told local media that Slatcher and Tarter had been dating.
According to police, students helped detain the suspect until he was taken into custody.
“The suspect attempted to flee,” said Moore County School Police Chief Rodney Hardy. “Students began to restrict the movements of the person as he was trying to leave campus.”
Tarter had a court appearance today.