Pate,CurtisOn 12/14/2013 Carteret County Deputies arrested Curtis Liddell Pate, 29, of 1704 Richlands Rd, Richlands, NC in connection with an early morning homicide.

Deputies got the call just after 2:00am to 109 Cedar Lane, Apt # 6, Cedar Point in reference to a stabbing. Deputies assisted by Cape Carteret Police responded and secured the scene.

Pate is accused of stabbing 33 year old Gary Harris in the neck over an altercation with a woman. Harris was transported to Carteret General Hospital where he later died.

Pate fled the scene but was later arrested by Carteret and Onslow County deputies at a residence in Hubert, NC without incident.

Pate was charged with one open count of murder and was placed in the Carteret County Jail with no bond. Pate is scheduled to have his first court appearance Monday morning 12/16/2013.