Winton man held under $1 million bond

Published 9:15 am Thursday, June 24, 2010

RALEIGH – The News & Observer website ( has reported the arrest of a Winton man, charged with attempted first-degree murder here.

David Lee Ashe, 33, of 205 North Hill Street, Winton, was placed in the Wake County jail under a $1 million bond. He stands accused in the attempted first-degree murder of Wyverta Rawls of Inverbrass Court, Raleigh, according to arrest warrants filed with the Wake County Magistrate’s office.

Raleigh police are reporting that Ashe and Rawls had previously been in a relationship.

The N&O website story said Ashe was arrested Wednesday after police said he broke into Rawls’ home earlier this week, then returned three days later and stabbed her with a knife.

Rawls was taken to WakeMed Raleigh Campus where she was treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman speaking with a News & Observer reporter.

The story also reported that Ashe is additionally charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill after police said he also tried to stab Christopher Delman Lassiter of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Raleigh. The Raleigh police said Lassiter was with Rawls in her home when the assault occurred Wednesday. Lassiter was not injured.

Ashe faces a third charge of breaking and entering, the arrest warrants state.