Wheeling Police say they were called to 14th and Wood Street at 3:20 a.m., where 39-year-old Duncan Waitts was found, bleeding from stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.
Deputy Chief Martin Kimball said at first, Waitts was agitated toward police and EMTs, and refused treatment.
Soon he calmed down, and agreed to be transported to OVMC.
Kimball says while officers were at the hospital with Waitts, two other men showed up, also with stab wounds from the incident.
“William Mayfield and Michael Davis apparently were involved in this fight in some manner, whether it was to intervene or to assist, we don’t know,” said Kimball. “We believe it may have involved another suspect from out of town who might have been the actual culprit with the knife. Of course, everybody’s being uncooperative. Nobody wants to talk to us so it’s very difficult to try to solve this crime.”
Kimball said William Mayfield became argumentative and left the hospital, still bleeding profusely from the hand.
He said Michael Davis received stitches to the arm and was released.
And Duncan Waitts remained for further treatment.
Kimball said the unknown alleged stabbing suspect was reportedly a male in his 30s with short black hair.
Anyone with information is urged to call Wheeling Police at (304) 234-3661.