UPDATE (8/14/2019 11:40 a.m.):
WHITE HALL, W.Va. – The victim of the incident, Kenneth Murphy has been released from the hospital, according to the White Hall Police Department.
No further information on his condition or the investigation is being released at this time.
UPDATE (8/7/19 2:29 p.m.):
Officials are continuing a search for a third suspect in a stabbing that occurred in White Hall on Saturday.
According to the Marion County prosecutor’s office, a warrant has been issued for Jason Harris, but he has yet to be arrested.
There have a been a number of internet reports that motorcycle clubs and/or gangs may have been involved.
Until Harris is in custody, a representative with the prosecutor’s office said they would be making no comment as to any gang or club affiliation related to the incident.
ORIGINAL (8/5/19 11:29 a.m.):
WHITE HALL, W.Va. – Multiple people are facing attempted murder charges after police said they were involved in an altercation where a man was beat, cut and stabbed outside of the BFS Foods in White Hall.
On Saturday, Bruce Davis, 53, of Fairmont; James Biggie, 37, of Rivesville and two other men engaged in a pre-planned confrontation with several other individuals in the parking lot of BFS Foods in White Hall, according to a criminal complaint filed by the White Hall Police Department.
Officers said that during the confrontation, Kenneth Murphy, of Hilton, New York, was stuck with a baseball bat and cut and stabbed with a knife. Murphy was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital where he was placed in a medically-induced coma and police said they are unsure if he will recover, according to court documents.
Officers said this information is based upon a police investigation which is supported by physical evidence, surveillance video, witness statements and personal observations.
Davis has been charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit attempted murder, according to court documents. He is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail and his bail has been set at $750,000.
Biggie has been charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a felony, according to court documents. He is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail and his bail has been set at 1,000,000.