Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt and Lt. C.E. McNerlin of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department announced during a press conference at the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department Friday afternoon that Ryan Thomas Fox, 30, of Abbs Valley, Va., is in custody in the Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell and the victim — his mother, Cherrie Whitt, 51, also of Abbs Valley — was recovering from surgery at Bluefield Regional Medical Center Friday afternoon as Tazewell County sheriff’s deputies continue investigating an early morning stabbing incident on Bowman Road in Abbs Valley, Va.