Salisbury: Rufus Jerome Smith Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Sidney Smith at his Home on East Lafayette Street Thursday Night

Posted on August 26, 2016



RFP Staff

♦ The knife and box cutter are gradually moving on up as the weapons of choice in Salisbury, N.C.  The city of Salisbury is crawling with blade runners and slice and dicers, criminals who prefer the impact of an eight inch blade all the way up to the haft or sound of ripping flesh.

On Thursday around 9 p.m. allegedly all hell broke loose in a house at 821 East Lafayette Street when Rufus Jerome “Jeron” Smith, 53, of the streets of Salisbury, allegedly went into a primal knifepoint faceoff with his brother-in-law Sidney Carmichael Smith, 55, of 821 Park Avenue.  According to reports the two argued when Rufus allegedly slammed his fist into Sidney’s head.  Both men went to the deck where they continued scrapping.  The battle escalated when Rufus allegedly went for his knife, stabbing Sidney in the forehead and twice in his back drawing blood.

Sidney’s wife Faye Deloris Smith, 55, reportedly called 911 after the fracas.  As quickly as the full-tilt brawl began it ended.  Still breathing hard, Rufus gathered himself and left the home.  He had to know with the police on the way, he’d best fade.

Rufus Jerome “Jeron” Smith:

Minutes later Rufus Smith was spotted by Salisbury Police walking in the area.  His clothing was spattered with his brother-in-law’s blood.  When stopped and questioned by an officer, Rufus denied stabbing his brother-in-law.  He allegedly said he just walked in from Kannapolis.  The officer did not buy Rufus’s story.  He was arrested and handcuffed.

Sidney Smith was transported by EMS to Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Rufus Smith was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury (misdemeanor). Under a secured $1,500 bond, he is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.  His next court date is on October 3rd.

Rufus Jerome “Jeron” Smith’s Previous Record:

http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=0379630&searchLastName=smith&searchFirstName=rufus&searchMiddleName=j&listurl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1

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