Sheriff: 1 injured, 1 in custody after stabbing near Abingdon


ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — One person was flown to a hospital after a stabbing Friday night near Abingdon.

According to a statement by the Washington County, Virginia Sheriff’s office, the stabbing occurred around 7:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the McDonald’s near I-81 Exit 19.

According to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Nash of WCSO arrived and found a male victim with a laceration to the neck. Nash then began administering first aid until assistance arrived.

Shortly afterward, deputies Spurlock and Asbury of WCSO arrived on the scene and saw the suspect disposing of his clothes in a dumpster nearby. The suspect, identified as Adam Baumgardner, was arrested after a brief pursuit.

The victim was flown to Bristol Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. According to WCSO’s statement, their condition is unknown as of Saturday night.

Baumgardner was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and was booked into the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail without bond.

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