Sunday, May 19, 2013
A Blacksburg man was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and obstruction of justice early Sunday morning.
Police responded to the intersection of Draper Road and College Avenue in downtown Blacksburg at 2:35 a.m. in reference to a fight and possible stabbing, according a news release from the town's police department.
Blacksburg police, with assistance from Virginia Tech police, found one person with multiple lacerations, the release said. A suspect description was obtained through witness statements, and officers located the suspect on College Avenue. The suspect fled on foot, but Virginia Tech officers were able to detain the suspect without incident in the 200 block of Harding Avenue.
Kente Gilkes, 31, is being held without bond.
The victim was taken initially to Lewis Gale Montgomery Regional Hospital for treatment of lacerations to the face and wrist. The victim was later transferred to Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem for further treatment. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
The incident is under investigation.