Woman Stabbed in Warwood Home

WHEELING — A half-inch stab wound to the chest of a woman resulted Wednesday from a Warwood domestic situation, but the man accused of wielding the kitchen knife denied he’s at fault.

Robert E. Gura, 25, was arrested at about 8 a.m. for allegedly stabbing a woman in his home at 343 Richland Ave. Police Lt. Mike VanKirk said the victim is believed to be an Ohio woman who is in her late 20s or early 30s. The lieutenant said the victim’s name is not being released, and Gura was transported to the Northern Regional Jail on a felony charge of malicious wounding.

An officer at the scene said Gura denied stabbing the woman, but he did not resist the arrest.

The officer said he did not believe the wound suffered by the woman was life-threatening. According to the officer, the woman spoke to police, but she said few words.

A young neighbor of the home said she went outside after she heard screaming. She said Gura was being taken into custody, and he was yelling at the arresting officer. She said she does not know the man she saw being handcuffed. Other neighbors said they saw and heard nothing.

Wheeling Detective Matt Taylor said the knife used in the stabbing was recovered and taken into evidence. Other than saying the stabbing was the result of a domestic dispute, Taylor said he could release no more details.

VanKirk said the woman’s condition is not known. He said the Wheeling Fire Department transported the woman to a local hospital, but he was not sure which hospital was treating her.