UPDATE: Neighbors Say Senseless Violence Needs to End

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

UPDATE 8/2/14 @ 5:48 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Jonathon Harold's trip taking his mother to work was a little more eventful Saturday.

"To hear someone has been stabbed, I'm just like, it's just mind-blowing," said Harold.

Charleston Police say a group of three were hanging out on a porch next door to Harold around 4 a.m. Saturday when an argument took place.

Harold's mom witnessed it first hand.

"She heard a bunch of loud noises, banging and rumbling," recalled Harold. "I guess even stuff being thrown around, even shook our house a little bit."

The dispute ended with 30-year-old Gary Easley being stabbed in the shoulder.

Tamala Johnson, who lives across the street says it's just another example of senseless violence she sees every day on the west side.

"Shootings, stabbings, arguments, fighting," said Johnson.

Unfortunately, her family hasn't been immune.

"My son got shot on Delaware Avenue three years ago," said Johnson.

Her son, Ricci, was a 15-year-old innocent bystander who got hit with a stray bullet to the face.

Miraculously, though dead on arrival, he clung to life.

Living each day as a blessing, Johnson wishes people would just think before rushing into rage.

"All it takes is, 'oh, I'm sorry, can we talk?' or, 'oh, I didn't mean to do this,'" said Johnson.

UPDATE 8/2/14 @ 2:27 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police have released the name of a man injured in a stabbing early Saturday morning.

Charleston Police say Gary Easley, 30, was stabbed in the shoulder on the back porch of an apartment on West Washington Street.

Easley was treated at CAMC General Hospital and released.

Police tell WSAZ that Easley was involved in a domestic dispute with Brandy Mae, 36, shortly before the incident happened.

Police believe there were three people partying at the time. They say alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Police are still unsure what Easley was stabbed with. They say it could have been a knife, a piece of brick, or a piece of glass.

No arrests have been made at this time. Police are still sorting through the reports of those involved.

Whoever is arrested will likely face a charge of Malicious Wounding.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in Charleston Saturday morning.

Charleston Police say the stabbing happened at 839 West Washington Street. shortly before 7 a.m.

Dispatch tells WSAZ.com, a man was stabbed in the arm. He was transported to an area hospital. No word on the person's name or condition.

No arrests have been made so far.

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