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Sleeping woman stabbed multiple times in neck by man who now faces Attempted Murder charges

By Lootpress Staff,


RAVENSWOOD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man is being charged with First-Degree Attempted Murder after stabbing a sleeping woman several times in the neck on Tuesday.

According to the Ravenswood Police Department, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at approximately 10:24am, authorities were dispatched to a stabbing incident which occurred at 170 Joe Short Drive in Ravenswood, WV. Officers were informed by dispatch that a female had been stabbed in the neck and that the suspect had run out of the back of the apartment.

Corporal DeGraef responded to the scene as Chief Morrison initiated a search for the suspect near the railroad tracks. Members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department also made their way to the location in response to the situation.

Corporal Degraef observed a female sitting in a neighboring apartment as a witness was holding a towel to the apparent stab wounds on her neck. The female could be seen to be covered in blood, and witnesses confirmed that the suspect had run out of the back of the apartment.

Chief Deputy Eric Cullen, along with Chief Morrison, and Lt. Boggess searched the area, and at approximately 10:37am the suspect was observed by Chief Deputy Cullen on the train tracks near Riverfront Park. The suspect was then taken into custody by Detective Fisher, Chief Deputy Cullen, Corporal Bush, and Lt. Boggess.

As Corporal DeGraef continued assessing the scene of the incident, the victim stated that she had been sleeping when the suspect stabbed her several times in the neck as she screamed for her not to kill her. Several stab wounds to the neck were noted by Corporal DeGraef, and the victim was transported to Jackson General Hospital and later was life flighted to CAMC General to receive treatment. The condition of the victim is reportedly unclear at the time of writing.

The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Dylan T. Miller, has been charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder and is currently being housed at the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

“The collaboration between the Ravenswood Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff’s during this investigation was phenomenal,” read a statement from Chief L.B. Morrison of the Ravenswood Police Department. “The officers worked together in all aspects of this investigation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and her family.

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