Man charged with assault

BUCKHANNON – A Reedsville man is being held on a $7,500 cash-only bond after allegedly threatening to “gut” another individual in January.

Zachary Scott Shreve. 23, was arrested and charged with one felony count of malicious assault Monday. The charge stems from an incident that allegedly occurred Jan. 17 in Buckhannon.

According to the criminal complaint on file in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office, Cpl. William Courtney of the Buckhannon Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Braxton Street in Buckhannon in reference to an altercation. Upon arriving at the scene of the fight, the alleged victim, Steven Arbogast, informed Courtney that he had just been stabbed. Arbogast told Courtney that Shreve had been asked to leave the subject’s residence, but refused, according to the complaint.

Shreve then allegedly grabbed a knife and said, “I’m going to gut you!” to Arbogast, the report states. Shreve allegedly “swung” the knife at Arbogast, cutting him on the left hand.

However, Arbogast took control of the situation and “was then able to grab the knife and tackle the defendant (Shreve),” according to the report.

Courtney observed a laceration on Arbogast’s left hand ring finger, which required medical attention, the complaint states.

Shreve remained in the Central Regional Jail as of presstime.

The penalty for a conviction of malicious assault is confinement in a state penitentiary for two to 10 years.

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