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18-year-old charged in Richmond County deputy stabbing

ROCKINGHAM — A young adult is facing a charge of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy.

According to a press release, deputies responded to a home on Crestmont Drive Tuesday, April 9 while working on a missing person case.

While deputies were at that home, an officer with the Rockingham Police Department reportedly saw the vehicle that the missing person — who was not named — was believed to be driving.

The reported missing person said that they were having mental health issues and needed to be taken to a hospital by EMS “for further evaluation,” according to the press release.

Investigators say the individual who filed the report from the Crestmont Drive home was asked to pick up the vehicle from a business on Broad Avenue, however he reportedly said he didn’t have a way to get there.

The deputy reportedly offered to give the man a ride.

Another person at the home, 18-year-old Louie Armond Talley of Rockingham — who deputies “believed to be a juvenile female” — also reportedly asked for a ride so as to not be left alone at the home. The deputy reportedly agreed.

Talley and the other person rode in the deputy’s patrol car to the business, according to the press release. When the deputy went to let them out, Talley allegedly stabbed the unnamed deputy in the “chest area” with a knife.

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The deputy reportedly was able to knock the knife out of Talley’s hand and onto the ground and a RPD officer on the scene helped secure the defendant.

The sheriff’s office says the deputy was not injured due to his ballistic vest and a military-grade notebook preventing the knife’s penetration.

Talley was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and is being held in the Richmond County Jail on a $2 million secured bond. Talley is scheduled to appear in court April 18.

According to the sheriff’s office, Talley is a biological male who identifies as a female.

Talley appears to have no other pending charges or prior convictions in the state.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.