A Hillsville man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding after a woman was stabbed several times Tuesday in Hillsville.
According to the Hillsville Police Department, Marcus Allan Waples, 24, has been charged with malicious wounding and has been transported to New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin to be held without bond pending further investigation.
At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Nov. 22, officers from the Hillsville Police Department were dispatched to Apartment #6 at 843 West Stuart Drive for a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, Officer Josh Edwards and Sgt. Jason Hawks located a female in the doorway of the apartment, partially clothed, covered in blood, and with several apparent stab wounds.
According to Hillsville Police Chief Wesley Yonce, while officers were speaking with the female, a white male appeared and tried to get between the officers and female. Several commands were given to the male by the officers to step outside and show his hands, but he refused. As other officers arrived, HPD entered the apartment, and after a short confrontation, took the male into the custody.
Yonce said the victim, Jennifer Whitt, 33, of Galax, was transported by ambulance to Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax to be treated for five stab wounds. Maples, meanwhile, was transported to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, where he was charged with malicious wounding, a second-degree felony. Yonce said additional charges are pending. Whitt was still hospitalized as of Wednesday.
Officer Edwards and Sgt. Hawks were assisted at the scene by Officers Billy Anauo, Bobby Melton, and David Johnson from the Hillsville Police Department, and by Lt. Tony Horton, Sgt. Cody Edwards and Deputy Jared Combs from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.