Two men treated for knife, gunshot wounds after Harpers Ferry fight

April 06, 2012|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD |

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two men were flown to Virginia hospitals to be treated for knife and gunshot wounds they suffered during a fight Thursday night in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Clint Hendricks, 30 of 709 Hickory Nut Lane, Harpers Ferry, was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital with gunshot wounds, according to Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Robert Sell.

James Roy Tingley, 29, of 365 Cedar Run Lane, was flown to Winchester Medical Center with a knife wound to his back, Sell said.

He did not know Hendricks’ condition Friday afternoon, but said Tingley was reportedly in stable condition.

“We’re going to try to get a statement from him (at the Winchester hospital) this afternoon,” Sell said.

Deputies said they were called at 10:48 p.m. to Tingley’s home on Cedar Run Lane for a report of a stabbing victim. While en route, emergency dispatchers told police there also was a gunshot victim at the scene.

When deputies arrived, they found Tingley sitting on the front walkway of the home with a knife wound to his back, while Hendricks was between two vehicles, bleeding from gunshot wounds, the release said.

The firearm has not been recovered, Sell said.

The two girlfriends of the two men told deputies that the pair got into an altercation outside the residence, and gunshots were heard while they were wrestling on the ground.

Emergency services personnel from Blue Ridge, Friendship and Jefferson County Emergency Services treated the two men before they were airlifted, the release said.

A little more than four months before Thursday’s altercation in Keyes Ferry Acres subdivision, Hendricks was shot in the stomach in an altercation in Westridge Hills, a neighboring subdivision, according to Sell.

After the November shooting, the West Virginia State Police, which investigated that incident, announced that it had charged three people.

What led to Thursday’s altercation is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed, Sell said.

Staff Writer Dan Dearth contributed to this story.

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