Houston,WilliamOn 12/01/2013 Carteret County Deputies arrested William Hayes Houston, 36, of 3109 New Bern Hwy, Jacksonville, NC in connection with a weekend bar stabbing.

Deputies got the call early Sunday morning just before 1:00am to the Cedar Point Tavern, 1121 Cedar Point Blvd, Cedar Point in reference to a bar fight.

Deputies say 21 year old Steven Copley of Hadnot Drive, Pelletier suffered eight stab wounds after getting in an altercation with Houston. The motive for the fight is still under investigation.

The victim was first transported to Carteret General Hospital before being transported to Vidant in Greenville where he remains in critical condition.

Houston was taken into custody without incident and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. Houston was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $100,000.00 bond and is scheduled to have his first court appearance this morning 12/02/2013.