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Dean Anthony Wall was found Friday in a secluded area near Heritage Park.
Pulaski Police Department; Dean Anthony Wall
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Pulaski police have arrested a suspect after a late-night stabbing Thursday left one man in critical condition.
Police responded to a wooded area in the 600 block of East Main Street at 11:39 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a man who was unresponsive and bleeding, according to a Pulaski police news release.
Upon arriving, officers found Toby Andrew Ratcliffe, of Pulaski, on the ground with multiple stab wounds.
Dean Anthony Wall, 52, of Pulaski, was taken into custody at 11:09 a.m. Friday. Police had been searching for him since the incident. Chief Gary Roche said Wall was found near Heritage Park in a secluded area between the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and Dora Highway.
Police have said that Ratcliffe and Wall argued Thursday night before Wall allegedly stabbed Ratcliffe multiple times with a knife as Ratcliffe laid on a mattress in a secluded area of the woods.
Ratcliffe pursued Wall about 150 feet down a trail before collapsing. He was able to call 911 but then became unresponsive, according to police.
Wall fled the scene and ran into the woods, according to the release. Police obtained felony warrants for Wall for aggravated malicious wounding.
According to online records, Wall was being held Friday afternoon at the New River Valley Regional Jail.
Ratcliffe was flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Friday morning, according to the release. Carilion spokesman Eric Earnhart said later Friday that he had no information on Ratcliffe.
Wall — whose first name is spelled Deane in court records — pleaded guilty in November 2011 in Pulaski County Circuit Court to unlawful wounding. According to online records, he received six months in prison and one year of supervised probation upon release.
In December 2012, his probation was revoked, and he was sentenced to nine months in jail and three years of supervised probation.
In Pulaski County General District Court, Wall has been convicted twice of trespassing and four times of public swearing/intoxication, according to online records.
He was sentenced to two days in jail in April 2011 for carrying a concealed weapon, and he received a $100 fine in September 2011 for possessing a controlled substance.
His fines and court costs on all of his convictions in general district court are listed as past due.
This is the second stabbing in Pulaski in two days. Three men have been arrested after another man was stabbed in the back following an argument on Randolph Avenue early Thursday morning, according to police. Andrew M. Hall III, 27, of Dublin and Christopher K. Hardin, 28, of Pulaski were charged with assault and battery. Matthew R. Hetherington, 26, of Pulaski was charged with aggravated malicious wounding.
The victim, Michael B. Koert, 28, was transferred to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Spokesman Eric Earnhart said Friday morning that he had no information on Koert’s condition.
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