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Woman charged in Rockingham stabbing

ROCKINGHAM — A woman already awaiting trial on misdemeanor assault charges is accused of trying to kill a man last week.

According to documents from the Rockingham Police Department, officers responded to a call in reference to a stabbing at a residence on Long Drive around 11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.

The incident report states that EMS was already on scene responding to a call for a hemorrhage.

Both the defendant, 38-year-old Darcel Yvette Little, of Standback Lane, and the victim, 53-year-old Tony McDonald, were taken to a hospital for lacerations, according to the report.

Little was arrested several hours later and charged with a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and a misdemeanor count of communicating threats.

She was originally held without bond but was later given a $3,500 secured bond. Little is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 7.


Online court records show Little has a Halloween court date on the following misdemeanor charges: assault with a deadly weapon; assault inflicting serious injury; injury to personal property; and injury to real property.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Little was first convicted in 2001 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance.

In 2014, Little was convicted of resisting a public officer and second-degree trespassing, also both misdemeanors.

Little was most recently convicted in 2017 on two counts of driving while impaired.

She received probation in every case.

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

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