Abingdon Police: Man faces attempted first-degree murder, assault, other charges

ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) – A Southwest Virginia man, who is a suspect in a malicious wounding incident at an Abingdon, Va. apartment, was arrested Monday morning on eluding by speed and resisting arrest charges in a separate incident.

According to an APD news release, officers saw a 2005 maroon Mazda 6 speeding in the 800 block of Baugh Lane and when they tried to stop the vehicle, the vehicle sped away onto Thompson Drive trying to elude officers.

The vehicle continue on Thompson Drive to Walden Road and then onto Old Saltworks Road.

The vehicle reportedly then crashed at the intersection of Old Saltworks Road and Northridge Road, and the suspect — David D. Wood, 26, of Abingdon, Va., got out of the vehicle and started to run before being captured by police.

Just after 9:40 a.m., officers were also dispatched to an apartment on Morningside Drive in reference to a malicious wounding.

When officer arrived on-scene, they found a male victim on the floor with multiple stab wounds.

The victim, Jack E. Kent, 26, of Abingdon, Va., was taken to Johnston Memorial Hospital, where he was listed to be in stable condition by the Washington County Life Saving Crew.

According to the release, it was later determined that Wood was the same suspect involved in the malicious wounding incident on Morningside Drive.

He was taken to the Southwest Regional Jail in Abingdon, Va., where he was being held without bond on charges of felony eluding by speed and resisting arrest.

On Tuesday, Wood was additionally charged with attempted first-degree murder, burglary with intent to commit murder, assault on a family member or household member and two counts of child endangerment.

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