Suspect charged in Verona stabbing investigation

Suspect charged in Verona stabbing investigation
Photo of Taylor Reed provided by the Augusta County Sheriff's Office (Source: ACSO)

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A Verona man has been charged in connection with a stabbing investigation in the Shenandoah Valley.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, Decemeber 24, that 27-year-old Taylor Reed has been charged with malicious wounding. The suspect is currently being held without bound at Middle River Regional Jail.

Authorities say the victim, a 31-year-old woman, suffered from stab wounds to the back and neck but has since been released from the hospital.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division, at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

The sheriff’s office says additional charges are expected.


12-23-2020 ORIGINAL ARTICLE (WHSV) - An Augusta County man is in custody after an investigation into a stabbing led to a vehicle pursuit by law enforcement.

At 6:48 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing along Lee Street in Verona.

According to Sheriff Donald Smith, deputies saw Taylor Reed leaving the area and attempted to stop him.

Reed, the suspect in the stabbing, is accused of refusing to stop for deputies and leading them on a pursuit which ended in a crash near Blue Ridge Community College. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Smith said the stabbing victim was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police are involved in the investigations into the stabbing and crash.

“This was an isolated domestic violence incident. There is no threat to the Augusta County community at this time,” Smith said.

Charges are pending.

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