Waynesboro Man Faces Charges

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On Wednesday, the Waynesboro Police Department placed criminal charges against William Adrian Foote, 46, of Waynesboro. He's charged in connection to an August 29th stabbing/beating incident on South Poplar Avenue.

Police allege that Foote arrived at the residence of his estranged wife where he allegedly became involved in an altercation with Michael Joseph Gentry, 46, of Augusta, Georgia. Foote allegedly stabbed Gentry once in the back, and then was beaten by Gentry.

Gentry was transported to Augusta Medical Center and then to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Foote was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center and was released Wednesday.

Foote was charged with Malicious Wounding, Burglary with the intent to commit assault and Violation of a Protective Order.

Police say Gentry acted in self defense and no criminal charges against him will be filed.