Police Looking for Witnesses of Luray Stabbing

By: David Johnson Email
By: David Johnson Email

Felony charges may be pending in a Luray stabbing that happened more than a week ago.

However, before charges are filed, the police need to talk to the eye witnesses who called 911.

Eight 911 calls were made during the fight and police say those callers can clear up varying stories.

"There are some discrepancies in the story. And we're trying to work through those discrepancies and trying to find evidence to support the statements we're getting. We feel it's very important for us right now to not just place a charge, but to place the correct charge. And not risk putting someone in prison for something they don't deserve," says Luray Police Lt. Dennis Petefish.

It all started as an argument that lead to a fight between two men in a parking lot.

Police say it then escalated further with two others joining the fight.

It ended with one man being stabbed and hit by an SUV.

Wesley Mitchell of Luray was involved in the fight and was cut by a knife. He said his friend, who joined Mitchell in the fight, was stabbed and injured after being hit by an SUV.

Police say charges may be pending against a Matt Ramirez, who used the knife in the fight, and a woman named Rachel Stockner, who police say was the driver of the SUV.

Petefish says Ramirez and Stockner are believed to be in Florida. He believes they left a day after the fight.

Police say Mitchell used a piece of wood as a weapon in the fight.

The fight took place at the parking lot referred to as the Park and Ride on Business Route 340 near the 211 bypass. It occurred around 7 p.m. July 18.


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