Man in custody for Sunday stabbing at AC&T

by GEOFF FOX

Police are investigating a stabbing at a Hancock gas station that sent one man to Meritus Medical Center early Sunday morning.

Around 12:30 a.m. on August 19, Hancock police were alerted to the AC&T at 260 East Main Street for a subject who was bleeding.

When police arrived, they found Wes Barrett, 27, of Springfield, W.Va., in the store. They said he was suffering from stab wounds to his chest and leg. The leg wound lacerated an artery, police said.

Police said they are uncertain where the stabbing took place.

Barrett was transported to Meritus Medical Center for treatment of his wounds.

Police issued a notice for law enforcement to be on the lookout for the vehicle Barrett had been traveling in. Around 3:30 a.m., Maryland State Police stopped the vehicle along Interstate 68 outside Flintstone. Three occupants were in the vehicle. They were identified and transported back to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.

During questioning, police found one of the subjects had a warrant for first-degree armed robbery out of West Virginia.

Robert Wayne Boyer, 27, of Augusta, was arrested on that warrant and is being held at the Washington County Detention Center, without bond, waiting for extradition back to West Virginia.

Washington County Criminal Investigation Division is the lead investigator in the stabbing case, which remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at 240-313-2100.

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