Zebulon man arrested for stabbing woman with screwdriver

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Anthony Penque (Credit: Zebulon Police Department)

A man is behind bars after police said he stabbed his former fiance with a screwdriver in Zebulon.

Police responded to the North Church Street home on Thursday just before 8 p.m. According to police, Anthony Penque entered the home and got into a fight with his ex-fiance Virginia Scudder, 49, and two other people.

The fight moved outside the home where witnesses report Penque stabbed Scudder multiple times with a screwdriver.

Scudder, of Garner, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Penque, also of Garner, was taken to the Wake County Detention Center where he is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and communicating threats. Penque is being held under a $1 million secured bond.

Police said this matter remains under investigation and additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.
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