A Chapmanville woman was arrested recently on charges she had stabbed a man in the leg.
Trooper S.M. Thompson, with the West Virginia State Police, reports he was alerted to a stabbing victim by Logan Regional Medical Center Oct. 17. The victim reportedly told Thompson he and the defendant, Melinda Wilson, 29, of Chapmanville, had been fighting and Wilson stabbed him in the lower leg.
Thompson was reportedly able to locate a witness who allegedly advised the victim came to his home while suffering wit the leg wound. The criminal complaint filed by Thompson explains, “The witness advised that at approximately 0100 hours, he had heard the victim and the defendant fighting, and that some time later the victim came to house bleeding from the leg and advised the defendant had stabbed him after he found her with marijuana.”
Thompson reports he was able to find Wilson at her home. Wilson allegedly stated she stabbed the victim on accident after she threatened self-harm and a scuffle for the knife ensued.
During a search, Thompson was reportedly able to recover a small amount of marijuana rolled into a cigarette and a filet knife covered in blood. Wilson allegedly confirmed the filet knife Thompson found was the knife that had stabbed the victim.
Wilson is charged with a felony count of malicious wounding and misdemeanor counts of domestic assault, domestic battery and simple possession of marijuana. If she is found guilty on all charges, Wilson could be forced to spend between four and 12 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $1,600 in fines.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.