Police: Dispute over cigarettes leads to stabbing

PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg man suffered a stab wound Wednesday morning after an alleged fight over cigarettes.

Police were dispatched to 1713 Staunton Ave. just before 5 a.m. to check out a possible stabbing.

Jeremy Collins, 31, was found by Parkersburg police officers on the ground, bleeding while in front of his Staunton Avenue residence.

Parkersburg police Sgt. Greg Collins said the man was using a screwdriver to twist his pajama pants into a tourniquet to stop the bleeding from an apparent stab wound to his inner right thigh, just below his groin area.

“It appears that Collins had an argument over cigarettes with Sherry Ann Parsons, his sister, who lives in the same residence. The argument turned physical with Parsons allegedly stabbing Collins with a large steak knife,” Sgt. Collins said.

Collins was transported by ambulance to Camden Clark Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Parsons, 38, was taken into custody on a felony charge of malicious wounding. She was processed and arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court where she failed to post a $100,000 bond. She was in the Wood County Holding Center awaiting transport to the North Central Regional Jail.