Man charged with cutting son-in-law

Published 8:24 am Friday, February 24, 2017

A Winchester man is facing a felony assault charge after allegedly cutting his son-in-law with a pocket knife following an argument Wednesday morning.

Jimmy M. Woosley, 77, of 317 Salem Ave., was charged with first-degree assault, according to jail records. He is being held on a $50,000 bond, but can be released upon posting 10 percent, according to the Clark County Detention Center website.

Police said Woosley got into a verbal argument with Robert White, his son-in-law, at 830 Bypass Road Wednesday morning. During the argument, Woosley allegedly brandished a pocket knife and cut White in the upper abdomen.

The two also scuffled on the ground, according to the arrest citation. Woosley was eventually disarmed.

Winchester Police Capt. Harvey Craycraft said White did not appear to be seriously injured, but was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Craycraft said the incident seemed to be the result of a long-standing situation which came to a head Wednesday morning.

Woosley is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Clark District Court.

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