On Monday, January 12, 2009, members of the Martinsburg Police Dept. responded to 104 Swartz Street for a report of a stabbing. Upon arriving at the scene, the victim and several witnesses stated that while the victim was at the residence, an argument ensued between the victim and the resident, Richard Taylor. Mr. Taylor grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim once in the abdomen. The victim then fled the residence and a witness called 911. Neither the victim nor suspect would say what the argument was about.
Richard Taylor was later found at his residence and was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Taylor was arrested on the charge of malicious wounding and transported to ERJ to await arraignment. The victim was transported to CHI where he was admitted with non life threatening injuries.
Arrested: Richard Charles Taylor of 104 Swartz Street