(04/20/2019)
BAD BLOOD SHOWDOWN - An early Friday morning stabbing between two women ended with both of them being treated at the hospital.

According to Kanawha County Deputies, two women had bad blood between them, so they decided to go to the Cross Lanes Shopping Plaza and fight Friday morning.

Officials say the two women ended up stabbing one another. One woman was stabbed in the shoulder, the other was stabbed in the leg.

Friends of both women took them to Thomas Memorial Hospital to be treated. Deputies say their injuries are minor.

Deputies will talk with prosecutors to see what charges the women will face.

MORE BAD BLOOD - Authorities say a wild squabble between two West Virginia brothers came to an abrupt end when one of their wives cracked her brother-in-law in the head with a log.

A criminal complaint filed Thursday by the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says 48-year-old Edward Guy Cornish is facing multiple charges after a fight with his brother in Elkview.

The complaint says Cornish first pointed a rifle at his brother but the brother was able to wrestle the gun away. Deputies say Cornish then pulled out a large knife and tried to stab his brother.

That's when the brother's wife hit Cornish in the head with a piece of firewood, knocking him over.

Cornish left before authorities arrived but was arrested after returning to the scene.

WV DEPUTIES SHOT MAN WITH KNIFE - Deputies shot and killed a man after they said he pulled a knife out on a deputy while they were responding to a domestic dispute, according to a release from the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department.

At 6:22 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, deputies with the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department responded to a residence on Mason Dixon Highway for a domestic dispute. Deputies said the 911 call stated that John Stewart Jr., 36 had threatened to stab his sister with a knife.

Upon arriving on scene and during the course of the investigation, Stewart refused verbal commands while confronting a deputy, according to the release. Deputies said a confrontation ensued, which caused a deputy to deploy pepper spray on Stewart. While the deputy attempted to arrest Stewart, he pulled out a knife causing an immediate threat to the deputy. The deputy then discharged his service pistol at Stewart, the release stated.

Deputies said EMS was dispatched to the residence and along with other deputies, attempted immediate lifesaving measures on Stewart. Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.

The release stated the deputy involved in the incident has been placed on paid administrative leave and that the investigation is ongoing.

The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department said no further information will be released at this time.


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