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Arrest warrants issued in stabbing

August 05, 2003|by CANDICE BOSELY

martinsburg@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Arrest warrants were issued Monday charging a man in connection with a stabbing early Sunday outside a Berkeley County strip club.

Warrants charge Kirk Dwayne Jones Jr., 27, with two felony counts of malicious wounding. Jones spends time in Hagerstown and Martinsburg, said Lt. K.C. Bohrer of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

Jones is charged with stabbing Jofroy Twyman, 24, of Ranson, W.Va., at about 2 a.m. while the men were in the back parking lot of Vixens Gentleman's Club, a strip club in Bunker Hill, W.Va., on U.S. 11 South. Also injured was Ronald Hawkins, 26, of Grasonville, Md., who tried to break up the fight, police said.

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Both men were taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, where Hawkins was treated for a superficial laceration and released, according to Bohrer.

Twyman underwent surgery for two deep cuts - one to his right inner biceps and a second to his upper left chest area, Bohrer said.

Bohrer said he was able to speak with Twyman Monday. Twyman said he was waiting at the club to pick up his twin brother when he was punched from behind. As Twyman turned around to confront the man who had hit him, he was stabbed, Bohrer said.

Hawkins was cut when he tried to intervene, police said.

Twyman alleged that Jones was the assailant, Bohrer said.

"Evidently there's a little bit of a prior problem (between the two)," Bohrer said.

Twyman alleged to police that he and Jones previously confronted each other over a domestic situation involving a woman, Bohrer said.

Twyman told Bohrer that he will have to stay in the hospital for a few more days.

Witnesses at the club corroborated Twyman's story, Bohrer said.

Deputies B.J. Dusek and Kevin Garrison, the first to arrive, did not find a knife, Bohrer said.

Vixens opened a few months ago in the building that previously housed the Top Brass Club.

Anyone with information or who saw the altercation may call Deputy Garrison or Lt. Bohrer at 304-267-7000 or the anonymous Crime Solvers line at 304-267-4999.

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