Troopers: Philippi, WV Man Stabs Woman After She Throws Box of Meth, Cash Into Woods
West Virginia State Police have arrested a Philippi man accused of stabbing a woman after she allegedly threw his box of money and meth into the woods.
State Police were dispatched by Braxton County 911 to Milroy Road in Ireland for a stabbing. A woman told police that her boyfriend, John Edward Hull, 44, stabbed her in the arm after an argument. The woman said she had a gray box that belonged to Hull that contained keys and money, and she had thrown it into the woods, according to a criminal complaint filed by Senior Trooper G.H. Jones. Troopers noticed the woman had multiple bruises on her face. The woman told troopers Hull had punched her, grabbed her by the throat, and choked her. After troopers located Hull, they said he denied hitting the woman, but said they had been fighting about friends he recently invited to his residence. He also told troopers the woman stabbed herself, said the criminal complaint.
When officers located the box in the woods, they found it had $1,155 in cash, along with 3.9 grams of meth inside, according to a criminal complaint.
Hull is charged with two counts of felony malicious wounding. He is being held in Central Regional Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.