Woman stabbed multiple times during attack in Moundsville on Saturday
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. —
One woman is in jail and another battling serious injuries after a confrontation led to an attack in Moundsville on Saturday morning.
"It turned into a stabbing where she may lose the use of her arm because it was damaged that extensively,” Chief Tom Mitchell of the Moundsville Police Department said.
Moundsville officers received a call around 9 am Saturday for a stabbing in the area of 8th Street by the Ohio River.
When officers arrived at the location, they realized the victim had been taken to a nearby hospital after being stabbed in the arm area multiple times by Shalee Laquaglia.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim had seen messages between Laquaglia and her boyfriend, and went to confront Laquaglia.
"It's the one guy with two different girls. He has a child with the one and a new girlfriend and they were going to have some type of a confrontation or she was going to confront the new woman with the man,” Chief Mitchell said.
The women met, and started taking swings at each other.
Laquaglia then pulled out a knife, and struck the victim a few times. The victim fled, and was eventually driven to Reynolds Memorial Hospital by her boyfriend.
Laquaglia also left the scene, and was found later across the river.
"She actually went to Bellaire, because she was also injured by the man, and was transported to the hospital. Officers went and spoke to her at the hospital, which is where they ended up arresting her from,” Chief Mitchell said.
Laquaglia is charged with malicious wounding and is being lodged at the Northern Regional Jail on $50,000 bond.
Officers will continue to investigate this complex case.
"We have to thoroughly investigate everything and get everything to line up as best as we can because their stories are consistent, but they were trying to keep us from the house,” Chief Mitchell said.
Based on the findings of the investigation, more charges may be filed down the road.