CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Cross Lanes man was hospitalized late Tuesday after being stabbed during an argument.
Fred Lee Cook Jr., 29, was slashed across his abdomen during the fight shortly before midnight, Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said. Others at the house in the 5100 block of Dover Drive told deputies Cook had been arguing with his cousin, Stephon Jerome LeMaster, 20, of Cross Lanes, Humphreys said. Both live at the residence.
LeMaster was found in the next apartment. He was cooperative with deputies, Humphreys said, but his girlfriend, Chelsea Huffman, 19, of Cross Lanes, interfered with deputies trying to detain him.
LeMaster was charged with malicious wounding. Deputies discovered he had been out on bond for a pending felony offense in the city of St. Albans, Humphreys said. He was in the South Central Regional Jail on Wednesday, with bail set at $15,000.
Huffman was charged with disorderly conduct, underage consumption and obstructing an officer. She was in the South Central Regional Jail on Wednesday, with bail set at $250.
Cook was taken to CAMC General Hospital.