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Domestic battery suspect accused of stabbing man with fork

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Authorities say an eastern Kanawha County man punched his girlfriend and her teen daughter and stabbed a man who tried to stop him with a fork.

Trooper L.T. Goldie and Sgt. W.R. Knight were dispatched Saturday to a domestic battery in progress at the Cabin Creek exit off the West Virginia Turnpike.

John Lewis Paris, 34, of Chesapeake, punched his girlfriend, Lee Ann Williams, and her 19-year-old daughter, Secily, multiple times in their faces, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.

Williams called for help. A man identified as Paul Sloan came to their aid. Paris then allegedly cut and stabbed Sloan at least four times with a metal fork.

Sloan was bleeding from his left ear, neck, back and chest. Paramedics treated him at the scene but he refused transport.

Lee Ann Williams had bruises on her face. Secily was bleeding from her lower lip.

Authorities also found narcotics and anti-anxiety drugs on Paris.

Paris was charged with battery, domestic battery, four counts of malicious wounding and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

He is being held at South Central Regional Jail on $30,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday.


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