Man stabbed after police said he barged into a Dunbar home

Dunbar police say a man was stabbed several times after barging into a Dunbar home. (WCHS/WVAH)

Dunbar police officers have released the name of a man stabbed after they say he forced his way into a house Monday night.

Jim Melton was stabbed several times by Justin Thomas after Melton barged into Thomas' home and attacked him, according to a news release from the Dunbar Police Department. Police said the incident was the result of a previous disagreement.

The stabbing happened at a home on 24th Street about 6:30 p.m.

Melton was taken to the hospital. Deputies said Thomas suffered minor injuries, but did not want to go to the hospital.

Police said the incident is under investigation, but they do expect to make an arrest.

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