UPDATE: Woman has non-life-threatening injuries after stabbing in Parkersburg

Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 4:09 PM EDT
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UPDATE: 4/21/22 10:29 P.M.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg Police arrested Stefin Richard Pappas Tuesday afternoon on a malicious-wounding charge after he allegedly stabbed his ex-wife.

According to court documents, Stefin and Jessica Pappas were driving on Murdoch Avenue when they got into an argument over money. Police said Stefin Pappas allegedly told Jessica Papas he would kill her if she didn’t give him his money out of her bank account. After that, he apparently punched her.

She then pulled into the center turn lane near the Go Mart at Murdoch and 34th and started to leave the car. That’s when authorities say Stefin Pappas stabbed his ex-wife. He ran but was later caught near 32nd and Linden streets.

Jessica Pappas was taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark, where a spokesman said she was treated for a non-life-threatening injury and released.

Police also said they recovered a knife allegedly used in the stabbing.

UPDATE: 4/21/22 5:35 P.M.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A suspect is in custody after a woman was taken to the hospital after being stabbed Tuesday afternoon in Parkersburg, police said.

Parkersburg Police responded to the area of Murdoch and West Virginia avenues about 3:30 p.m. after someone called 911 and reported a stabbing.

Police Chief Joe Martin said police arrested a suspect, whose identity has not been released, in the area of 32nd and Linden streets a short time after the incident in front of the Go Mart store on Murdoch Avenue.

Officers also recovered a knife believed to have been used in the stabbing, Martin said.

No information was immediately available about the victim.

We will have updates online and during WTAP News as more information becomes available.


PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg authorities are at the scene of a possible stabbing that occurred in the area of Murdoch and West Virginia avenues.

Police were called the area about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after someone called 911 to report that a woman had been stabbed.

Police were searching the area, and a witness sent a photo to WTAP showing a heavy police presence in the area of 32nd and Linden streets.

No information is available about the victim or a possible suspect.

This is a developing story, and we will have more information online and during WTAP News.

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