In July 2012, an intoxicated man tried to break into the Flat Rock, North Carolina home. The female caller described the situation and eventually stabbed the man when he broke in.
A woman told a 911 dispatcher on Monday that she would have to defend herself minutes before she stabbed a man trying to break into her Flat Rock home.
At about 9:30 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a disturbance at 81 Vista Pond Lane in Flat Rock, according to a news release issued by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday.
"When deputies arrived, they found three occupants who live in the same home to have been drinking, but found no indication that crime had been committed," Capt. Steve Carter, acting spokesman for the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, stated in a news release.
James Scurlock, 45, who lived in the residence, agreed to leave for the night and was escorted by deputies to a neighbor's residence to defuse the situation, Carter said.
"At about 11:23 p.m. the Sheriff's Office was called back to the residence," Carter stated.
The woman calling police said Scurlock was back at the house and attempting to get back in after she locked doors, windows and barricaded herself and another woman inside.
"The caller stated Scurlock was threatening to kill her," Carter stated. "He gained entry into the residence through a window, picked up a chair to strike her and stated, ‘I'm going to kill you.' The female reached for a knife and stabbed Scurlock in the lower abdomen one time."
During a 16-minute 911 call, the woman can be heard telling dispatchers Scurlock's every move from one door to another, until finally he gains entry through a window.