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Philippi man arrested for assaulting, stabbing woman during argument

A man from Philippi was apprehended by the West Virginia State Police after he allegedly stabbed a woman for throwing a box containing his drugs and money.
John Edward Hull, 44, is accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the arm during the argument on Milroy Road in Ireland over guests he had invited to his residence. When the State Police arrived, he claimed her wounds were self-inflicted.
After Troopers noticed bruises on her face, the woman told police Hull physically assaulted her, punching her and grabbing her by the throat to choke her after she had thrown the gray box which contained his keys and money into the woods.
Hull denied assaulting her but did acknowledge the argument.
Officers began a search for the box and once located discovered 3.9 grams of meth and just over $1000 in cash inside.
Hull is charged with two counts of felony malicious wounding and is being held in Central Regional Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.