UPDATE: Beckley man arrested for allegedly stabbing two people with a sword, victim speaks out

Local - 12/9/2013 5:42 PM
UPDATE:

BECKLEY - A Raleigh County man was booked in jail after he allegedly stabbed two people with a sword.

Michael Hale, 27, of Beckley, was charged with attempted murder and two counts of malicious wounding.

Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies said that Hale entered a Bailey Avenue residence at around 1:00 a.m. Sunday armed with a sword and started an altercation with Hershel Drenned, 37, of Fairdale.  They said he stabbed Drenned several times and then struck Tabatha Farley, 24, of Beckley, in the foot.  Both victims were taken the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Farley told Newswatch that Hale is her ex-boyfriend. She said even though he is in jail, she is nervous for her and her children's safety.  "I dream about that night, I dream about that sword, and I don't know what to do," she said. "I'm scared. I know he's locked up but he might get out."

Shortly after the stabbing, Hale was apprehended without incident following a traffic stop.  He's currently in Southern Regional Jail on $1,000,000 bond.

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ORIGINAL: 12/9/13, 1:30 p.m.

BECKLEY - A Raleigh County man was booked in jail after he allegedly stabbed two people with a sword.

Michael Hale, 27, of Beckley, was charged with attempted murder and two counts of malicious wounding.

Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies said that Hale entered a Bailey Avenue residence at around 1:00 a.m. Sunday armed with a sword and started an altercation with Hershel Drenned, 37, of Fairdale.  They said he stabbed Drenned several times and then struck Tabatha Farley, 24, of Beckley, in the foot.  Both victims were taken the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Hale was apprehended without incident a shortly after following a traffic stop.  He's currently in Southern Regional Jail on $1,000,000 bond.

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