CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man they believe is involved in a stabbing that left one man dead over the weekend.
Charleston Police have issued an arrest warrant for first-degree murder for Brian Keith Woodson, aka "Woody", 50, of Charleston, said Sgt. Eric Hodges with the Criminal Investigation Division.
Woodson is believed linked to a stabbing that left Johnnie Doctor, 53, dead. Doctor's body was found near the Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center's Giltinan Center -- formerly the Charleston men's shelter -- and Union Mission Crossroads Shelter on Leon Sullivan Way early Sunday morning, Hodges said.
Charleston Police were alerted to the stabbing around 3:49 a.m. Sunday. Police responded to the call, but could not locate the body until almost two hours later, when another person called Metro 911 dispatch about the body.
Doctor was unresponsive when police arrived.
Hodges said Woodson is from the Charleston area, but he does have ties out of the county.
"He may have left the county, but we're looking in the places he had previous ties and we're trying to track him down," Hodges said.
Police said Doctor has stayed at the shelters in the past, but he was not staying at either shelter the night of the stabbing.
Julie Alston, co-CEO of the Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center, which runs the Giltinan Center, wouldn't comment on whether Doctor had stayed at the shelter in the past, citing confidentiality for residents.