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Charleston Police Say Stabbing Apparently Occurred After Dispute About Pair Of Pants

Reported: Apr. 11, 2014 12:02 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 11, 2014 4:09 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Taisha Walker, Jeff Morris) -- Charleston police said a stabbing incident on the West Side Friday is domestic related and apparently occurred after a dispute about a pair of pants.

Three people were taken to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, one with superficial stab wounds, the others with non-life threatening injuries.

Lt. Steve Cooper with the Charleston Police Department said an altercation began when Kenny Miller attacked his sister, Becky Ratcliffe, and her fiance, Jeremy Saunder, with a baseball bat after a dispute about a pair of pants. Cooper said Saunder pulled a knife on Miller and stabbed him out of self defense at the Sixth Street home.

Saunder and Ratcliffe were released from the hospital Friday afternoon. Police said once Miller is released, he will be charged with two counts of malicious wounding for beating his family members with a baseball bat. No charges have been filed against Saunder for stabbing Miller.

The investigation is ongoing.




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- Charleston police said a stabbing incident on the West Side of the city on Friday is domestic related.

One person was taken to the hospital with stab wounds. Police said there were three total victims, and a baseball bat was involved in the altercation.

Police have scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference to discuss the incident.




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- A stabbing has been reported on Charleston's West Side.

Metro 911 said one male had been stabbed in the 1200 block of Sixth Street. The victims have been transported to the hospital.

Charleston police are handling the investigation.

Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.



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