Police: Man stabbed woman over bag of chips

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Thomas Mercer
Thomas Mercer
Image Courtesy: Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification-WTVD

RALEIGH -- An arrest warrant filed in Raleigh alleges a Rocky Mount man stabbed a woman over a $1.50 bag of jalapeno cheese chips early Sunday morning.

Thomas Mercer, 33, was arrested in the incident on South Wilmington Street just after 4 a.m.

He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Mercer allegedly used a knife to attack the woman to get the chips.

The victim's injuries were not life threatening.

Bond was set at $250,000.

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