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Spotsylvania man charged in Fredericksburg stabbing
By KEITH EPPS
A young Spotsylvania County man was arrested early Monday following an incident in Fredericksburg during which a 34-year-old city man was stabbed repeatedly, police said.
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City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the victim reported that he was returning to his home in the 500 block of Shepherd Street with his girlfriend about 1 a.m. when he noticed two young men he didn’t know outside of his house.
He told them to leave, Bledsoe said, but the men continued approaching and making derogatory comments to both the man and his girlfriend.
A fight ensued, and the resident was stabbed multiple times in the arm and shoulder during the tussle. His injuries were not life-threatening and he never lost consciousness, but he did require a trip to the hospital.
The victim and his girlfriend gave detailed descriptions about the other men and their clothing, and one of them was found later in the morning in the 200 block of Charles Street.
Christopher James Cross, 20, who police said had a knife on him when he was arrested, was charged with malicious wounding and assault and battery. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
Bledsoe said police also identified the man who was with Cross and found him at his mother’s house. The 19-year-old man was interviewed but had not been charged as of Monday.
The girlfriend, 33, was elbowed during the fight, but the extent of her involvement in the altercation was not clear as of Monday. Bledsoe said the investigation is continuing.