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Two Men Charged in Connection with Double Stabbing in Charlottesville

Posted: Updated: Jul 13, 2014 05:46 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - Two men from central Virginia are behind bars charged in connection with a double stabbing. It happened at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Wertland Street in Charlottesville.

The incident occurred around 11:40 Saturday night on the 4th floor of the Wertland apartment building. The two victims were from out of town visiting friends for the weekend, when things took a turn for the worse.

Witnesses at a late night Saturday party at the Wertland Street apartment complex say the double stabbing started with a beer can.

Witness Robert Fottrell said, "The people who got the can thrown at them came upstairs to our floor. Knocked on our door and asked who threw the can."

The conversation quickly turned violent.

“One thing led to another, it was a brawl and we went to go break up the fight and we didn't realize that our friend had gotten stabbed multiple times, two friends,” said Fottrell.

The attack left behind a bloody scene.

“One of the males his arm was cut and the other one had multiple stab wounds. A few in his front chest area and a few in his back,” said Gunther Poth, a friend of the victims who was staying at the apartment where the stabbings happened.

The two 19-year-old victims from Arlington were taken to University of Virginia Medical center. Investigators later arrested these two men.

Twenty-year-old Jarrett Talley from Louisa and 22-year-old Michael Harlow from Goochland are charged with two counts of malicious wounding.

Friends say the circumstances leading up to the incident are not surprising. "Mess around. College kids talking trash to each other,” said Poth.

Poth is relieved his friends are expected to recover from their wounds. "Everyone's all good and glad everything's alright and stable,” said Poth.

The two men arrested and charged in connection with the stabbings are currently being held at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Police tell NBC29 the investigation is still ongoing.

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