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Perpetrator arrested in Corner stabbing

Victim hospitalized following Tuesday altercation

Robert Sherwood Shrieves, 58, has been charged with felonious assault following Tuesday’s stabbing of a Charlottesville man on the Corner.

Officers responded to the 100 block of 14th Street at the corner of University Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, where officers found a male victim, 37 years of age — bleeding but alive — with multiple stab wounds. The victim was immediately transported to the Medical Center, where he remained as of Thursday evening.

Shrieves was taken into custody without incident four blocks from the scene of the crime. The incident caused a portion of the Corner to be roped off briefly Tuesday afternoon.

“Detectives are still working on what prompted the incident, and right now were not at liberty to discuss,” Charlottesville Police spokesperson Ronnie Roberts said. “Obviously, an altercation occurred, and it escalated from there.”

Neither the victim nor the perpetrator have ties to the University. According to Roberts, the crime is an isolated incident.


Published August 21, 2014 in News







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