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Man charged with Chapmanville stabbing


Faith Bannister | WVOW News


CHAPMANVILLE A Logan man was charged with malicious wounding after stabbing a man in Chapmanville.


On Monday, January 16, officers with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a stabbing on Tomblin Drive. Officers arrived at the apartment building at 6:40 p.m. and found the victim sitting on the steps of an apartment, holding a towel to the left side of his torso.


He removed the towel, allowing officers to see three lacerations to his abdomen and one to his triceps area.


Officers spoke with several witnesses to the incident. They alleged, moments prior to the victim running down the stairs asking for someone to call 911, the victim was in a physical altercation with 33-year-old Richard Lee Kinser, of Henlawson,


Members of the West Virginia State Police and Logan County Sheriff’s Office began to search the area for Kinser and a weapon.


Officers located a black pocketknife, with suspected blood on the blade, along with a can of snuff and a toboggan in the east staircase of the building. According to the complaint, witnesses said Kinser fled down the stairs and began walking towards the Walgreen’s nearby after the stabbing.


Police said Kinser was located on Garnett Ave, where he was taken into custody without further incident.


Officers are still investigating the incident and are awaiting an update on the victim’s condition.


Bail was set at $10,000 cash or 10% surety.


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