Harnett County man charged with stabbing, fire

November 24, 2013 5:29:35 PM PST
Police and firefighters in Coats are investigating a report of a stabbing and a mobile home fire.

When police arrived, the home on Keyman Drive was on fire and all family members, including children, were outside.

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Investigators say 18 year-old Christopher Valdez attacked his girlfriend and two others around 7 p.m. Friday.

Deputies believe he used a lighter to set fire to sheets in the mobile home.

Investigators say the two victims who were treated at Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital have been released.

Valdez is facing first-degree arson charges. His first court appearance is set for Monday.

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