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Parkersburg Stabbing

UPDATE: 10/21/2012 10:29 AM

Parkersburg Police say it happened around 3:00 Tuesday morning at Wild Suzie's Bar on 7th Street. Two men got into a fight inside the bar and one was stabbed twice.

Police say 23 year old William Bevans from Pennsylvania is the suspect.They say he stabbed 22 year old Parkersburg resident Richard Swiger once under his right arm and once on his neck.

Swiger was taken to Camden Clark Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Police arrested Bevans as he was trying to climb a fence and run away, but police say he was too intoxicated and didn't make it far. Bevans is charged with felony malicious assault. No word on why the fight started in the first place.


A stabbing in downtown Parkersburg puts one man in the hospital and another in the back seat of a police cruiser. Very few details are available at this point, but according to the police scanner, one man was stabbed multiple times on Seventh Street around 3:00am this morning. The man was transported to Camden Clark Medical Center. Another man was handcuffed at the scene and taken away in a Parkersburg Police cruiser.


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