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Two South Boston women charged in Friday stabbing

Two South Boston women have been charged with malicious wounding following a stabbing incident that occurred Friday around 11 p.m. on Bagwell Drive in Scottsburg.

According to Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark, 20-year-old Jessica Louise Ragsdale of Sinai Road and 29-year-old Tarra Dance of Poplar Creek Street were arrested on the malicious wounding charges and transported to Halifax Adult Detention Center where they are being held without bond.

Authorities were dispatched to the Bagwell Drive residence for a possible stabbing late Friday.

Upon arrival, the officers found a blood trail from the front of the residence to the bathroom where the victim was lying unconscious suffering wounds from an apparent stabbing, Clark said.

The victim, who had suffered several stab wounds in the forearm and chest area, reportedly went in and out of consciousness after deputies arrived on the scene.

Halifax County Rescue transported the victim to Halifax Regional Hospital where she was later transported to Duke Medical Center for treatment of the stab wounds, the sheriff said.

The suspects fled the scene before authorities arrived, Clark said, adding, a “BOLO” (be on the lookout) was issued for the vehicle the suspects were believed to have fled in.

South Boston Police Department Officers R. J. Mead and J. B. Throckmorton located and detained the suspects a short time later, Clark said. 

Sheriff Clark expressed appreciation to Halifax and South Boston Police Departments for their assistance in this investigation. 

Deputy Tyler Clarke and Investigator Tommy Spencer are continuing the investigation.