Police make stabbing arrest

Published 8:50 pm Monday, March 8, 2021

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Suffolk Police have arrested an individual following their investigation of a stabbing that occurred late Sunday at a residence in the 700 block of Adams Street.

Emergency dispatchers received the call at approximately 10:44 p.m. advising of a disturbance at the residence, and once on scene, officers discovered that a stabbing had occurred, according to a city press release.

The adult male victim received emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel for a stab wound, and was ground transported to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

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Following investigation, John Henry Douglas Jr., age 32, of Suffolk, was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding, the press release stated. Douglas is currently being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.