Man Arrested in Connection with Stabbing Another Man in the Neck

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One man is injured after a stabbing Sunday morning near Charleston, West Virginia.

The incident occurred on Wise Acres Drive, off of Greenbrier Street near Charleston.

Deputies say they received a call around 3 a.m. of a fight and possible stabbing. After arriving at the scene, deputies saw several people standing around a car.

Deputies then found Jerry M. Shaffer, 31, of Elkview, laying nearby with a stab wound to his neck. Shaffer was able to describe the man who stabbed him then was taken to the hospital. His condition is currently unknown.

Deborah Bishop lives across the street from where the stabbing happened. She says Shaffer ran to her apartment community, knocking on doors, and asking for help.

"It's a mess of blood on my door from where he was knocking on my door. He's lost a lot of blood," Bishop said.

Bishop says by the time she got downstairs, he was already gone, but wishes she could have helped him. She says her son called 911.

Deputies say the man Shaffer described was Jason Allen Wright, 33, of Summersville. He was arrested and charged with malicious assault. Wright's face and head were injured during the fight.

Deputies say they believe Wright was driving a vehicle with three passengers, including Shaffer. When Wright stopped the vehicle, the argument moved to the street and ended in the Shaffer being stabbed.

"It's kind of scary because you have babies running around here and kids playing. It's just a peaceful neighborhood." Bishop said. "Of all places, why did they stop right there and have the argument and stab a boy?"

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