TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. — Two Arkansas residents are charged in Putnam County after a fight which left a trucker with stab wounds.
Deputies were called o the T-A Truck Stop on Route 34 in Teays Valley around 6:30 p.m. Monday in response to a fight. Sheriff Steve Deweese said deputies rolled up and discovered the victim, whose name was not released, with stab wounds to the abdomen and leg. He was able to identify his attackers to investigating deputies.
Charged are David and Matthew Threlkeld. Deweese said the victim identified Matthew as the man who stabbed him in an argument which escalated to a fight after a minor traffic accident in the truck stop parking lot. According to the victim, Matthews Threlkeld produced a folding knife and proceeded to cut him.
After a search warrant was issued, Deputies searched Threlkeld’s vehicle and discovered a folding knife which appeared to have blood on it. Matthew Threlkeld of Greenbreir, Arkansas was charged with malicious wounding. David Threlkeld of Hazen, Arkansas was charged with Battery.
The victim was treated at CAMC Teays Valley with non-life threatening injuries.