The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 10, 2014

Mother stabs son for assaulting stepfather in Norwood

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 — A mother stabbed her son when he assaulted his stepfather.

Benjamin Isenhour, 40, was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte Monday afternoon with stab wounds to his back, according to Norwood Police Chief Randy Smith.

A hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday that Isenhour is in fair condition.

Sandra Smith, 60, stabbed Isenhour with a knife when her son assaulted her husband, Smith said. It’s unclear at this time what started the dispute  between Isenhour and his stepfather.

The 3 p.m. domestic issue occurred at the 539 Wil-Kris Dr. residence the three share in Norwood, Smith said.

No charges have been filed.

The incident remains under investigation.

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