Two Victims Identified in Dunbar Stabbing

Dunbar, WV (WOWK) - UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. February 13th, 2018

The two people injured in a stabbing in Dunbar have been identified.

According to Dunbar Police, officers responded to the 400 block of 24th Street for a reported stabbing.

Once at the scene, officers located a man laying in the roadway with multiple stab wounds.

While an officer stayed with this subject another officer went and secured the residence where the incident took place.

At the residence, officers discovered the resident with a laceration to the hand as well.

Once the investigation commenced, it was determined that the subject found in the roadway, Jim Melton 29 of South Charleston, had went to the residence to confront the resident, Justin Thomas 37 of Dunbar, over a previous disagreement.

During the confrontation, Melton forced entry into the residence and attacked Thomas.

During the fight Melton was stabbed multiple times to the upper body. Thomas received an injury to his hand during the fight as well.

Melton was transported to CAMC General for treatment of his wounds, Thomas refused transport.

This investigation is ongoing and an arrest will follow.


UPDATE: 9:21 P.M. February 12th, 2018

Dunbar Police say one person was transported with non-life threatening injuries due to a stab wound following a domestic dispute this evening.

According to police, the suspect and homeowner were involved in an altercation near the 400 block of 24th Street.

The homeowner received minor lacerations and was treated at the scene. 

The suspect's identity has not been released at this time.

Stay with 13 News for the latest. 


Multiple agencies are responding to a stabbing in Dunbar this evening.

According to dispatchers, two people were injured during a stabbing near the 400 block of 24th Street.

It happened just before 7 P.M.

The victims' conditions are unknown at this time.

No details on the suspect have been released.

Dunbar Police, South Charleston, Police, Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, South Charleston Fire Department, and Kanawha County EMS are responding. 

We have a crew at the scene.

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