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Man admits stabbing wife, infant son

Friday, February 19, 2010
Jeff McElveen

23-year-old Jeff McElveen (WTVD Photo / Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say admitted to stabbing his wife and infant son.

According to authorities, a man called 911 around 7:45 a.m. Thursday to report that an unidentified male was beating on his door and asking for help.

A Richland Police Department officer was dispatched to the residence. Upon his arrival, the officer recognized the man who was beating on the door as 23-year-old Jeff Lejune McElveen. McElveen was wanted for the stabbing of his wife and son at a home on Huffmantown Road the previous night.

The officer said McElveen had visible lacerations on his wrist and neck, so he was transported to Onslow Memorial Hospital for treatment. The hospital released McElveen into the custody of the sheriff's office.

During his interview with investigators, authorities say McElveen admitted that he was guilty of the stabbings and wished he could take everything back.

McElveen's wife, 21-year-old Lanay Jones, is being treated for her injuries. Her condition is not known. The couple's infant son suffered a minor laceration on his leg. According to the press release from the sheriff's office, Jones is a Marine.

McElvee is being held without bond.

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