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Martinsburg, W.Va. man sustains non-life-threatening injuries in stabbing

September 09, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man was charged with malicious wounding Saturday night after another man was stabbed in the chest during an argument about a girl, according to a news release from the Martinsburg Police Department.

The man who was stabbed was taken to City Hospital with a nonlife-threatening injury, police said.

Michael Wayne Robinson, 29, of 322 1/2 N. Maple Ave., Martinsburg, was charged with malicious wounding, police said. Robinson was being held Sunday morning in the Eastern Regional Jail, awaiting a bond hearing with a magistrate.

At approximately 8:08 p.m. Saturday, Martinsburg police responded to the 300 block of North Maple Avenue for a report of a stabbing, police said. While en route to the scene, a patrolman saw a man, near Anthony’s Pizza at Queen and Race streets, holding a white T-shirt to his chest, police said. The man had a stab wound to his chest and told police who stabbed him, police said.

Another patrolman found Robinson as he allegedly ran out the back door of his home, police said.

A knife was found in the backyard, police said.

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