UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Complete, No Suspect Named

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UPDATE: 3/8/2012 8:24 PM

The investigation is over in a Wednesday morning stabbing in Parkersburg. No suspects have been named in the case.

Sgt. Greg Collins says, 27-year-old Jarome Brown and 47-year-old Terrance Price allegedly started fighting shortly before 3:30 Wednesday morning. Both men were injured in the fight and Brown was transported to the hospital for a knife wounds.

Witness information didn't prove who started the fight and the men involved were not cooperative. Sgt. Collins says cooperation with police helps move crime from off the streets to behind bars.

"If we are going to turn things around we need the cooperation of the neighborhoods," Sgt Collins says. "We need to not tolerate acts of violence, criminal acts, drugs being sold in the neighborhood, and the only way we are going to find out the majority of that is is somebody tells us."

Brown and Price signed waivers saying they wouldn't press charges against each other but that doesn't mean officials will let this case go without charges.

"It is law enforcement's job to to attempt to prosecute anybody who is deemed to be an offender," Sgt. Collins explains. "Now, in other cases, smaller cases, if someone wishes not to prosecute it's possible that we would not prosecute that case. We'd leave that up to the prosecutor. In cases such as the one we had Wednesday morning, when there are substantial injuries that could have ended in a fatality, we would likely not let the parties unwillingness to prosecute keep us from pressing charges in the matter."

Sgt. Collins says the case will be presented to the Wood County Grand Jury sometime in the next few months.
UPDATE: 3/7/2012 11:17 AM

Sergeant Collins with the Parkersburg Police Department says detectives are investigating a possible stabbing.

This morning around 3:20 a.m., officers arrived on the scene near Grafton and Lynn Streets, after a man was seen with a substantial amount of blood on his pants and a belt being used on his leg as a tourniquet.

The victim allegedly refused to tell officers what happened to him, and reportedly cussed at officers and paramedics who were trying to assist him.

Witnesses described an altercation taking place behind 1102 Swann Street between the victim and a black male.

Just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning a man was rushed to
Camden Clark Medical Center after 911 dispatchers say he was stabbed in an alley near Grafton and Lynn Street in Parkersburg.

Parkersburg Police are looking for a suspect.

Few details are available at this time.

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