Suffolk Man arrested for allegedly stabbing, pouring gasoline on family member

Posted at 2:25 PM, Dec 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-04 21:20:15-05

Suffolk, Va. - Suffolk police tell NewsChannel 3 a man poured gasoline on a family member, and then stabbed him late Monday night.

Officials say a man was allegedly attacked by 51-year-old Walter Leigh Smith, Jr. in the 100 block of Greenfield Crescent around 11:30 p.m.

The victim told police that Smith poured gasoline on him, then stabbed him during a fight while threatening to set him on fire.

Smith was arrested and charged with malicious wounding by a caustic substance, malicious wounding, and shoot/stab/cut.