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2 people arrested, charged in connection with James City County double stabbing

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 11:15:35-04

JAMES CITY Co., Va. - Two people were arrested in connection with an August 29 stabbing at the Historic Powhatan Resort, the James City County Police Department said.

According to police, at approximately 1:30 a.m. August 29, officers were called to the 190 block of Lakeside Drive in Historic Powhatan Resort for an assault.

The first victim, a 22-year-old Newport News man, suffered numerous stab wounds and was flown to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries. He has since been released from the hospital.

The second victim, a 21-year-old James City County resident, suffered a minor stab wound to his shoulder. He refused treatment.

Police learned that Katherine Kelly, a 21-year-old Toano resident, had been in the condo with the victims earlier in the night but left after an argument. She returned a few minutes later with her father, Timothy Kelly, a 52-year-old Toano resident, and an unidentified male.

The three arrived at the condo and knocked on the door. As the door began to open, Timothy Kelly forced his way in and attacked the 22-year-old victim, stabbing him 13 times.

The 21-year-old victim, who was inside the condo, attempted to break up the fight. He received one stab wound to his shoulder.

The unidentified male grabbed a bag containing a gaming system as the three fled the area.

Warrants were obtained for Katherine Kelly and Timothy Kelly for robbery, felonious assault, malicious wounding, malicious wounding by mob, breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit a felony, all felony charges.

Katherine Kelly turned herself in to the JCCPD on September 9 at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. Timothy Kelly was taken into custody in Redondo Beach, California on September 9, and is awaiting extradition.