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McDowell County man arrested on attempted murder charges

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Virgil Wade was arrested on malicious wounding and attempted murder charges after he allegedly stabbed Ricky Helm of Eckman Virgil Wade was arrested on malicious wounding and attempted murder charges after he allegedly stabbed Ricky Helm of Eckman

State Police from the Welch Detachment were called to the Eckman area on Saturday night over a stabbing.

The stabbing happened at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elizabeth Drewry Apartments. Virgil Wade, 54, of Eckman was arrested.  He is charged with malicious wounding and attempted murder. 

The victim, Ricky Helm of Eckman is in stable condition at an area hospital.  Wade is being held at the McDowell County Holding Facility.  Troopers said it was a random attack.