Sheriff: Man being treated for life-threatening injuries after being stabbed

PATRICK COUNTY – An Ararat man remains in serious condition after being stabbed multiple times late Sunday evening, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith.

Justin Sinclair Hawks, 29, of The Hollow Road, was transported early Monday morning to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, and is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Smith stated that Hawks was allegedly attacked by Larry Dale Puckett, 57, of Pedigo Ridge Road in Claudville.

Puckett and Hawks had been involved in an ongoing dispute that allegedly led to the stabbing Sunday, according to the sheriff.

Puckett was found in his residence a short time later and was arrested.

Th investigation is continuing and anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Tyler Wilson at 276-692-5123.

Puckett is charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding and is being held without bail.


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