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Police Say Waynesboro Man Stabs Family Member in Argument

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Grant Keyser was charged with malicious wounding and is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bail. Grant Keyser was charged with malicious wounding and is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bail.

Waynesboro police have arrested a suspect in an early morning stabbing.

At 1:40 a.m. Monday the Waynesboro Police Department responded  to a reported stabbing on North Delphine Ave.  Shortly after arriving, police located the 47-year-old male victim at a different location on Harding Avenue. The victim had a two inch stab wound on the left side of his upper chest.

According to a statement from police, "The victim told officers that he had been stabbed by a 31-year-old family member, Grant Dewayne Keyser." Police said alcohol was "definitely a factor" in the stabbing.

The 47-year-old victim was initially taken to the Augusta Health emergency room, but later transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

Grant Keyser was charged with malicious wounding and is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bail. Keyser also sustained minor injuries from the fight but turned down treatment from the rescue squad.

From Waynesboro Police Department:

On Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:40 am, officers of the Waynesboro Police Department responded to 1721 North Delphine Ave for a report of a stabbing.  Shortly after arriving, the officers located the 47 year old victim at another residence on Harding Ave, which is nearby.  He appeared to have a two inch stab wound to the left side of his upper chest.  The victim told officers that he had been stabbed by a 31 year old family member, Grant Dewayne Keyser, at the N Delphine Ave residence after an argument. Alcohol was definitely a factor in this assault.

The victim was transported to Augusta Health Emergency Department then transferred to UVA medical center with non life threatening injuries.  Keyser also sustained minor injuries from the violent argument but denied treatment from the rescue squad. 

Keyser, of 1721 N Delphine Ave, was charged with malicious wounding and is being held at MRRJ without bail.  Malicious wounding is a class 3 felony punishable up to 20 years imprisonment. 

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