West arrested after alleged stabbing
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies have charged John Arthur West, 47, of Bakersville, with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to a story by WLOS.
Deputies say shortly before noon Friday, July 12, West and the victim got into a dispute at the victim’s home and West brandished a pointed tool and stabbed the victim once in the torso.
Deputies say the argument between the two reportedly started earlier at a construction site at McDowell Square Shopping Center on U.S. 70 West, where both were working, and then continued at the victim’s home.
They also say alcohol played a role in the altercation.
The victim was taken to Mission Hospital in Asheville for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.