Man accused of stabbing estranged wife nearly a dozen times

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - 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.