Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 5, 2013

Police follow lead in stabbing

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Police in Bluefield have a “person of interest” in the stabbing incident at Crescent View Apartments that sent four victims to the hospital Saturday night, but no arrests have been made in the case as of Sunday afternoon, Lt. Pete Beavers of the Bluefield, Va., Police Department said.

“Charges are pending at this time, but we have not made an arrest yet,” Beavers said. “We do have a person of interest, but that’s all we’re saying right now since the investigation is ongoing.”

According to Beavers, the incident began from an argument in the hallway of one of the apartment buildings of the complex, but spilled out into the parking lot.

Beavers said that four adult victims — three females and one male — were transported to Bluefield Regional Medical Center, suffering from stab wounds.

“One of the victims was transported from BRMC to Roanoke, Va., where she is in stable condition (Sunday) afternoon” Beavers said. “The other three victims were treated and released.”

Beavers said that Officer M.K. Shewey and Detective M.S. Shrader investigated the case in the hours after they received the call at 8:29 p.m. Saturday.

“We’re quite certain of the person of interest, but we’re still investigating the stabbing,” Beavers said. “We anticipate that we will be able to announce that we have made an arrest soon.”

Beavers said that he did not anticipate an arrest would be on Sunday evening.

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