For Immediate Release: December 29, 2023
Malicious Wounding on Hollins Street
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) has arrested a suspect in a malicious wounding that occurred last night.
On December 28, 2023, at 10:51 p.m., LPD officers responded to the 700-block of Hollins Street for the report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they located an adult male with a non-life-threatening stab wound. He was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment.
During their investigation, officers found out that a physical altercation took place between the offender and the victim that led to the stabbing. Both the victim and the offender were known to each other.
Officers arrested Richard Valentine (41) of Seattle, Washington at the scene and charged him with Malicious Wounding. Valentine is being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact LPD at 434-455-6050 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
Any additional information will be provided as an update to this release.