ROWAN COUNTY, North Carolina (WBTV/Gray News) – A man is facing multiple charges for stabbing two teenage boys after a fight broke out that began with a “snot rocket”, deputies said.

Jonathan Nicholas Hogentoren, 20, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon causing serious injury, damage to personal property and resisting police.

According to the report from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, the fight happened early Monday morning just after 12:30 p.m. It started with a group of people who gathered in a house.

Witnesses told deputies that Hogentoren approached the group and fired a “snot rocket” into the crowd. The band members got angry and started arguing with Hogentoren.

Police said Hogentoren then pulled out a knife and got into a fight with a 16-year-old. The teenager suffered several stab wounds to the back and under the arm. He was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries.

A 17-year-old jumped into the fray in an attempt to break it up, and he too was stabbed. The deputies noted two cuts on the left forearm of this teenager.

Hogentoren then ran into the woods before the deputies arrived, witnesses said. About an hour later, deputies say Hogentoren approached them, but refused to comply with their orders to stop. They say he swore several obscenities at them before returning them with the middle fingers of both hands. Hogentoren then lay down on the ground and refused to obey orders to turn around so deputies could search for weapons.

Deputies say they struggled to get Hogentoren into the patrol car and that he damaged a window in the vehicle’s prisoner cage, broke an interior door handle, then smeared feces on the outside. inside the cage.

According to the report, Hogentoren continued to refuse to cooperate with the deputies when they arrived at the magistrate’s office and at the detention center. Hogentoren had to be placed in a restraint chair.

Hogentoren’s bond has been set at $50,000 and he is due in court for the first time on Tuesday.

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