(10/17/2013)
MAN STABBED OVER CIGARETTES - A Parkersburg man, Jeremy Collins, 31, suffered a stab wound after an alleged fight over cigarettes.

Collins was found by Parkersburg police officers bleeding and on the ground, in the process of using a screwdriver to twist his pajama pants into a tourniquet to stop the bleeding from an a stab wound to his inner right thigh.

"It appears that Collins had an argument over cigarettes with Sherry Ann Parsons, his sister, who lives in the same residence. The argument turned physical with Parsons allegedly stabbing Collins with a large steak knife," said Sgt. Greg Collins. Collins was treated and released.

Sherry Parsons, 38, was taken into custody on a felony charge of malicious wounding.

MAN FIRES AT COP DURING TRAFFIC STOP - Nitro police say a man fired at a police officer during an early morning traffic stop on I-64.

Nitro Police Chief Brian Oxley said the officer was traveling east on Interstate 64 at about 2 a.m. when he spotted a Ford Mustang without license plates.

Oxley said the officer stopped the vehicle and got out of his car to investigate.

The driver then stuck his arm out the window and fired two shots from a handgun.

Officers said one of the shots hit the police cruiser mirror, but the other shot missed.

The officer returned fire as the Mustang sped off, with the officer was unable to catch up with the shooter.

Interstate 64 was closed for about 45 minutes as police looked for clues.

Police are looking for a white male driving a dark-colored 1980s vintage Ford Mustang, possibly painted with black primer.

MAN STABBED DURING ROBBERY - A Huntington man is recovering in the after he was stabbed during an alleged robbery.

Police say the victim walked into the emergency room at Cabell Huntington Hospital around 9:30 p.m. Monday with a stab wound to the stomach.

The victim told told police that a man walked up to him on the street and demanded money.

The man said he refused to hand over any cash and that's when he was stabbed.

Police said the victim is expected to survive.


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