UPDATE: Man charged with burglary in connection to reported ‘stabbing’ in Clarksburg


UPDATE (1/21/2021 1:18 p.m.):

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A man has been charged with burglary resulting from an incident in Clarksburg Wednesday that was originally reported as a stabbing.

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Carl Goldsmith

According to a criminal complaint, on Jan. 21, Carl Goldsmith, 46, of Clarksburg went to a residence on North 26th Street in Clarksburg looking for an individual and began “pounding loudly on the door.”

When a male victim opened the door, Goldsmith “pushed the door into him and forced his way into the residence,” and went into a bedroom where the female individual he was looking for was “asleep on a bed,” officers with the Clarksburg Police Department stated.

Upon seeing the female in the bed, Goldsmith “began to physically attack” her “by striking her with his hand,” and also sprayed her with mace, according to the complaint.

The female victim then fled the residence and Goldsmith “chased her to a nearby store” which was where law enforcement later located Goldsmith, officers said.

Goldsmith told officers that “he went to the residence to serve [the victim] with a bailpiece,” however Goldsmith “did not have the bailpiece with him at the time nor is the bailpiece in his name,” according to the complaint.

Officers with the Clarksburg Police Department stated that as a result of the incident, Goldsmith received “lacerations to the neck,” and that he was treated and released for his injuries prior to his arrest.

Goldsmith has been charged with burglary. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail

ORIGINAL (1/20/2021 6:24 p.m.):

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – According to 911 officials, several emergency crews were alerted to a stabbing in Harrison County on Wednesday evening.

Officials explain that the stabbing took place just before 5:15 p.m. at Adams Avenue in Clarksburg.

West Virginia State Police, Clarksburg Police Department, Harrison County EMS, Clarksburg Fire Department, Anmoore Fire Department and Harrison County Magistrate all responded to the scene.

12 News has a reporter on scene, who said that one person was stabbed in the neck.

There has been no word on any arrests at this time, Clarksburg Police are investigating the incident.

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