Police search for suspect in Charleston stabbing; victim, suspect identified

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UPDATE 6/4/2020 2:15 p.m.: The Charleston Police Department has put out a warrant for a suspect following a stabbing incident on Frame Street this morning.

Police responded to a call of a reported stabbing around 7:40 a.m., this morning and found the victim, John Ford III, 30, of Charleston with multiple stab wounds to his torso. Police say the suspect, Demarcus Brown, 33, of Charleston allegedly got into a verbal altercation with Ford outside of a home. According to the police department, the suspect allegedly produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times. Ford was transported to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

A warrant for Malicious Wounding has been obtained for Demarcus Brown, according to the Charleston Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Communications, 304-348-8111 or the Criminal Investigation Division, 304-348-6480.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Charleston Police are on the scene of a reported stabbing on Frame St. on the city’s West Side.

The call came in just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Metro 911 Dispatchers tell our crews on scene that the male victim was transported to the hospital. No word on the victim’s condition at this time.

Police are now searching the area for a suspect.

No other details are being released at this time.

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