Man charged in Portsmouth break-in, stabbing

Posted at 1:35 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 13:38:23-05

Ray A. Jones (Photo: Portsmouth PD)

Portsmouth, Va. – Police have arrested a man accused of forcing his way into a woman’s home and stabbing her.

The incident happened in 900 block of Bold Street. Dispatch received the call  just after 11 p.m.

Authorities say the suspect forced his way into the woman’s home by breaking the sliding glass door. Once he was inside, he got into a verbal argument with the victim, which quickly turned physical.

The suspect stabbed the woman several times with a sharp object before leaving the house.

The woman had several serious injuries on her body. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police identified the suspect as 49-year-old Ray A. Jones. He was charged with malicious wounding, throwing a missile at a dwelling and burglary.

Jones is in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office.