Stabbing in Logan, WV
South Charleston, West Virginia –
On February 20, 2009, at approximately 8:12pm, Sgt. B. E. Guthrie, Senior Trooper M. L. Vance, Trooper C. W. Seacrist, Trooper J. E. Williams, and Trooper J. K. Harris of the Logan County Detachment responded to a stabbing complaint at Route 1 Box 581, Harts, West Virginia. At the scene, Troopers discovered the victim, Ms. Delenda Ortiz (38 years of age, from Harts, West Virginia) unresponsive and bleeding from a wound. Mr. Dwayne Mullins (48 years of age, from Harts, West Virginia) advised the Troopers that the victim’s sister, Ms. Rebecca Adams (41 years of age, from Harts, West Virginia ) stabbed her and left the scene. Mr. Mullins was subsequently arrested for obstructing the Troopers in the performance of their duties, fleeing, and additional charges of domestic assault, and domestic battery. Ms. Ortiz was transported by Health Net to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.
Sgt. B. E. Guthrie, Senior Trooper M. L. Vance, and Trooper J. K. Harris were able to locate Ms. Adams at the residence of another individual. As the Troopers attempted to arrest Ms. Adams, she pulled a knife and cut the forearm sleeve of Senior Trooper Vance’s uniform. Senior Trooper Vance did not suffer a serious injury as a result of the knife attack. Ms. Adams was charged with two counts of malicious wounding and one count of unlawful assault on a police officer.
Any questions or requests for interviews should be directed to
Sgt. B. E. Guthrie at 304-792-7200