2 charged after stabbing, 5-hour standoff with police

Police: 2 charged in stabbing, 5-hour standoff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — One person is in critical condition from stab wounds and two others were arrested after a five-hour standoff with police Wednesday morning.

Asheville police responded to a call around 3:40 a.m. about a stabbing. They found a victim suffering from life-threatening injuries out front of an apartment. The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition, officials said.

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Police found Donald Eugene Lory Jr. had barricaded himself inside an apartment unit. After five hours of negotiations, Lory, 54, surrendered without further incident.

He was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict serious injury. Lory asked for a hospital evaluation, WLOS reported.

A woman who was also inside, Julia Crystal Cavaliere, 41, was arrested and charged with resist, delay, and obstruction, police said.

Donald Eugene Lory Jr. was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict serious injury. A woman who was also inside, Julia Crystal Cavaliere, 41, was arrested and charged with resist, delay, and obstruction, police said.
Donald Eugene Lory Jr. was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict serious injury. A woman who was also inside, Julia Crystal Cavaliere, 41, was arrested and charged with resist, delay, and obstruction, police said. (Asheville police/Asheville police)