(10/02/2008)
VICTIM'S THROAT CUT - A Preston County man is behind bars for allegedly cutting another man's throat just outside of Kingwood.

Police responded to a call from the victim who says his stepbrother, Frankie Wolfe, had cut him with a razor blade across his face and on his throat.

Wolfe told police he cut his throat with a knife and turned over the razor blade to use it.

Wolfe is charged with felony unlawful wounding and is being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

CHARLESTON GIRL SHOT IN HEAD - Charleston Police are looking for the person who shot a 17-year-old girl in the head early Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened in Charleston's east end. The teen is in serious condition.

Officers were called early Wednesday morning to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital, where the 17-year-old had been brought in with a gunshot wound.

Sgt. Aaron James said a female motorist had been driving on Piedmont Road near Laidley Field about 1:20 a.m. when a young man flagged down her vehicle.

The man asked the woman to drive him and the teenage victim to the emergency room.

The woman told police she drove them to the hospital, went inside to get help and returned to her car to find the man running off down Brooks Street, police said.

The bullet ricocheted into her brain causing serious damage, James said. She is on a ventilator and in critical condition.

CROSS LANES STABBING - Kanawha County sheriff's deputies are investigating a Tuesday night stabbing in Cross Lanes.

Lt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said Brian Edward Withrow, 35, of Cross Lanes, told police he was walking along Dalewood Drive about 9 p.m. Tuesday when two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts and driving a black GMC van demanded his wallet.

Withrow says he refused, and was stabbed once in the lower abdomen.


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