UPDATE: Man dies after Fourth of July stabbing incident in Lewis County


UPDATE (7/9/21 4 p.m.):

WESTON, W.Va. — A man has died after a stabbing incident that happened July 4 in Lewis County.

According to the Weston Police Department, officers answered a call of a fight with weapons involved, when they found Charles Marsh, 60, of Weston, with multiple stab wounds.

Christopher Goldsmith, 35, of Weston, was charged in the incident.

On July 7, Marsh signed himself out of the hospital against medical advice, police said. Then, on July 8, Marsh was found dead at his home in Weston.

The Weston Police Department is investigating the circumstances of the death. It is not releasing any further information at this time.

The Weston Police Department was assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police, the Weston Fire Department and the Lewis County EMS.

ORIGINAL STORY (7/6/21 p.m.):

A man has been charged after allegedly stabbing a victim approximately five times during an incident in Weston.

On July 4, officers with the Weston Police Department were dispatched to the area of Garton Plaza in Weston in reference to a stabbing incident, according to a criminal complaint.

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Christopher Goldsmith

When officers arrived, they found the victim, “who was bleeding from his neck and chest area,” and officers later found Christopher Goldsmith, 35, of Weston, walking toward them on Brown Avenue, officers said.

Officers then detained Goldsmith and found two knives on his person, one of which had blood on it, according to the complaint.

While detained, Goldsmith “stated he stabbed [the victim] and tried to kill him”; officers noted that several witnesses observed the incident, during which time the victim “was stabbed approximately five times in his chest, back and neck,” by Goldsmith, officers said.

Goldsmith has been charged with malicious assault. He is being held in Central Regional Jail on $200,000 bond.

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