UPDATE: Man sentenced to prison for attempted murder of estranged wife

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 3/5/20 5:25 P.M.

A Parkersburg man was sentenced to prison Thursday morning for attacking his estranged wife with a knife outsider her apartment in September.

Noble Gibson appeared in Wood County Circuit Court and pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Judge J.D. Beane then sentenced Gibson to three to 15 years in prison.

Gibson was arrested by Parkersburg police after he attacked his wife and stabbed her wife nearly a dozen times while she was taking out the trash at her apartment on Cameron Avenue.

Police said she was treated for multiple stab wounds at WVU Medicine Camden Clark after the attack.

Authorities said Gibson had previously threatened to kill her.


A homeless Parkersburg man is in custody accused of stabbing his estranged wife nearly a dozen times during an attack outside her apartment.

Noble Gibson, 40, was arraigned on an attempted-murder charge on Thursday in Wood County Magistrate Court for the alleged attack on Sept. 8.

The woman had stab wounds to her chest, neck, arms, face and back and was taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark.

According to a criminal complaint, Gibson hid in some bush outside his wife's apartment on Cameron Avenue in Parkersburg and attacked her while she was carrying two bags of trash to a nearby dumpster.

The complaint said a neighbor stopped the attack by chasing Gibson away with a baseball bat.

The complaint also said Gibson had made previous threats that he was gong to kill his wife.

Gibson remains in the North Central Regional Jail.