Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Police: Teen’s stabbing revealed as attempted robbery of drug dealer

An investigation has revealed that the stabbing of a teenager in York County occurred during an attempted robbery of a drug dealer, according to police.

A 15-year-old was sent to the hospital Feb. 13 after being stabbed several times and suffering a partially collapsed lung, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said.

Police believe the now-16-year-old victim of the stabbing attempted to rob another male of his marijuana, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

While he was attempting to rob the other male, a 17-year-old female also involved the interaction stabbed him several times, the post said.

“The victim originally reported that he and the suspect had met at that location to settle a dispute from the day before,” police said.

The 17-year-old female is charged with aggravated malicious wounding. The 16-year-old victim of the stabbing is charged with attempted robbery.

Police responded to the 100-block of St. Clair Circle in the Belmont Apartments Feb. 13 for a reported stabbing.

When police met the 16-year-old at the Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton, the teen said he had been stabbed after an older man followed him home after they settled their differences at a basketball game.

Police are not releasing the names of the two people charged because they are juveniles

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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