Suspect charged after NC dad stabbed to death, police say

Police arrived at 180 Apex Lane around 4 a.m. Photo by David Beaver/WBTVSALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) — One person is charged with the death of a man in Rowan County
CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE OF BLAKE AND MORE N.C. MUGSHOTSAccording to police, Jermail Blake, 37, is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of 36-year-old Altereck Rashad Shields Saturday morning.
Police arrived at 180 Apex Lane in Cleveland around 4 a.m. for a reported stabbing and found Shields in the backyard of the residence.
Detectives said he probably died of injuries from a knife, but was involved in a physical fight prior to his death.
Shields died in the stabbing incident.In a statement sent to WBTV, Shields’ family said “he was a loving father who adored his children and family.”
Blake is in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.
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