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Cross Lanes woman charged in stabbing of boyfriend

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Cross Lanes woman was charged with malicious wounding after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the arm during an argument.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputy Stephanie Adams went to a residence on Walnut Valley Drive about 8 p.m. Monday to investigate a domestic disturbance, according to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. When she got there, she heard a man and a woman arguing inside the house, according to the complaint.

The front door was open, and Adams saw fresh blood on the floor, according to the complaint. She then heard a man say, “You stabbed me,” according to the complaint.

Adams found Crystal Gail Toler, 23, and Richard Dewayne Rider in the bathroom, according to the complaint.

Rider had a white cloth wrapped around his arm, the complaint said. When he unwrapped the cloth, Adams saw a vertical stab wound about an inch long on his upper right arm.

Rider told Adams that Toler had stabbed him, the complaint said. Toler was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.

According to the complaint, Toler was out on bond for domestic battery against Rider. She was arrested by Nitro police on May 27.

Toler was in the South Central Regional Jail on Tuesday. Her bond was to be revoked.


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