Convicted felon arrested in Manchester stabbing incident

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MANCHESTER –– A 35-year-old convicted felon has been arrested in Manchester on Thursday, accused of stabbing a man in a Walnut Street apartment, according to local authorities.

Manchester Fire, Police and AMR were called to the scene, where first responders found a man who had sustained a stab wound to his leg.

As the victim received treatment, officers interviewed several witnesses and gathered a suspect description.

The suspect, identified as Rocky Hutchins of Manchester, was located by police near a 7-11 on Webster Street, directly behind the apartment complex.

According to the victim, an argument had erupted with a female occupant of the apartment, who had asked him to leave.

The victim claimed that Hutchins, whom he did not know, intervened in the dispute and stabbed him.

“After gathering information and evidence, Hutchins was arrested,” said Manchester Police Spokesperson Heather Hamel.

Hutchins is facing charges of first-degree assault and criminal threatening with a deadly weapon.

As a previously convicted felon, Hutchins was additionally charged with being in possession of a dangerous weapon.

Hutchins appeared in Hillsborough County North court on Friday, where he was ordered to be held on preventative detention.

He is currently being held at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections.

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