UPDATE: 2/27/2023, 4:31 p.m.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a man who was stabbed during an attempted murder at a storage unit in Morgantown.
According to a press release sent Monday afternoon, Richard Clemons, 47 of Arlington, Virginia was arrested for stabbing 32-year-old Albert Nyambati Ondieki of Morgantown. The incident took place just after midnight early Saturday morning.
The release said that both Clemons and Ondieki were staying at their rented storage that evening.
Ondieki was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital, and his condition is unknown at this time, according to the sheriff’s department.
ORIGINAL: 2/27/2023, 1:27 p.m
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — A man was arrested on Sunday after deputies say that he stabbed a victim in the head and chest multiple times and threatened to kill him.
According to a criminal complaint, the stabbing took place at the 24/7 Storage on Smithtown Road in Morgantown. On Feb. 26, Richard Clemons, 47, called 911 and said that someone was in the storage unit unlawfully. While deputies with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department were on their way to the storage unit, Clemons called again and said that he had stabbed a person, the complaint said.
Court documents said that Clemons, who was living in one of the storage units, had heard another person in the facility. Deputies said that Clemons then searched for the other man, opened the victim’s storage unit with a knife in his hand and attacked him. The complaint said that Clemons stated “I’ll kill you,” tackled the man and “stabbed the victim in the head and check multiple times.”
Court documents have Clemons listed as a homeless resident of Morgantown. He has been charged with attempted murder and is being held at North Central Regional Jail on $100,000 bail.