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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:59

Stabbing Suspect Wanted in McDowell County

Rebecca Leanne McGinnis Rebecca Leanne McGinnis courtesy of McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office

30-year-old Rebecca Leanne McGinnis, who does not have a permanent address, is wanted by the McDowell Co. Sheriff’s Office on one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

The incident occurred on April 4 when McGinnis and a 47-year-old man from Apache Path in Marion got into an argument.  McGinnis allegedly pulled out a folding pocketknife and stabbed the victim once in the chest.  The two were described as friends.  The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

McGinnis is a white female who stands 5’4” tall and weighs 185 pounds.  She has long brown wavy hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information concerning McGinnis’ whereabouts should call the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-652-2235 or McDowell Co. Crime Stoppers at 828-65-CRIME (828-652-7463).  Crime Stoppers caller may remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward.

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