Deputies arrest Shannondale stabbing suspect

West Virginia

James Austin was arrested Thursday night.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDVM) — Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect tied to a stabbing in the Shannondale area.

James Austin was arrested Thursday night, according to authorities. He is currently being held at Eastern Regional Jail.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to the area of River Crest Road shortly before midnight on Saturday.

Deputies say an altercation between two men resulted in the victim suffering serious stab wounds.

Investigators say a 37-year-old male from Harpers Ferry was stabbed multiple times in the chest and arm.

According to deputies, the victim’s friends knocked on a nearby residents door asking for help.

The investigation is ongoing.

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