Man stabbed woman over bag of chips in North Carolina, police say

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Thomas Earl Mercer was arrested just after 4 a.m. Sunday. (Image Courtesy: Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification)

An arrest warrant filed in Raleigh alleges a Rocky Mount man stabbed a woman over a $1.49 bag of Cheetos early Sunday morning.

Thomas Earl Mercer, 33, was arrested in the incident on South Wilmington Street just after 4 a.m.

He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Mercer allegedly used a black folding knife to attack the woman to get the jalapeno cheese chips.

The victim's injuries were not life-threatening.

Bond was set at $250,000.

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