Man Stabbed by Best Friend

By: D'Arcy Robb Email
By: D'Arcy Robb Email

A man is in serious condition at Cabell Huntington hospital after a late night fight led to a stabbing.

It happened around 10:00 Monday night on Cheri Lane – that’s off Spring Valley Drive, near the VA Hospital in Ceredo.

Police tell us that two men – John Smithers and Josh Stewart – got into a verbal argument. That soon became a physical fight. Then, Smithers allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed Stewart in the stomach. Stewart was flown to the hospital for treatment.

Witnesses told police that Smithers and Stewart are best friends. They also said that alcohol may have been involved in the situation.

The victim, Josh Stewart, is in serious condition at Cabell Huntington Hospital. The suspect, John Smithers, is in police custody.

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