Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 21, 2014

Police say Tazewell County man stabbed his mother


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ABBS VALLEY, Va. — A male suspect is in custody and the victim — his mother — was in surgery at Bluefield Regional Medical Center Friday morning as Tazewell County Sheriff’s deputies investigated an early morning stabbing incident on Bowman Road in Abbs Valley, Va.

Ryan Thomas Fox, 30, of Abbs Valley, is charged with the malicious wounding of his mother, Cherrie Whitt, 51, also of Abbs Valley, according to Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt. The woman is undergoing surgery for her wounds at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Hieatt said.

Ryan Fox is in custody in the Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell. He is being held with no bond. Authorities are not indicating a motive for the crime. Hieatt said deputies got the call of a stabbing at 5 a.m.