Law enforcement agencies responded to a reported stabbing in the Summit Park neighborhood of Clarksburg Wednesday morning.
West Virginia State Police and Harrison County Sheriff's deputies responded to the reported stabbing around 8:40 a.m. Harrison County Sheriff Albert Marano said Christopher Kerns, 35, of Summit Park, had stabbed Jacklyn O'Dell, 34, of Summit Park, twice in the back area. Sheriff Marano said the incident was related to a domestic dispute. O'Dell was transported to United Hospital Center in Bridgeport to be treated for her injuries.
State police, the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Clarksburg Police, Bridgeport Police, and DNR Police searched the area for Kerns, who had fled from the scene. Bridgeport Police arrested Kerns in the Lodgeville Road area around 10:40 a.m., said Marano.
Kerns is charged with malicious wounding. He is being held in North Central Regional jail on $25,000 bail.