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Cornelius stabbing suspect released from hospital and jailed

Joshua Sloop
Joshua Sloop CORNELIUS POLICE DEPARTMENT

A suspect in a Cornelius stabbing was released from the hospital this week and jailed on $217,500 bail, police said.

Joshua Thomas Sloop, 36, of Cornelius was charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, violation of a domestic violence protective order with a deadly weapon and stalking.

He also was charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault and communicating threats.

The knife attack happened Sunday afternoon at a home in the 20000 block of Willow Pond Lane, police said.

When the victim ran to a neighbor’s, Sloop followed and was injured during a fight, police said.

The woman who was stabbed has been released from the hospital.

The woman has significant injuries but is expected to recover, Cornelius police spokeswoman Betsy Shores said Thursday.

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