YORK — A York man with a bruised right eye remains in jail nearly a week after deputies say he cut a man with a razor, fired off two shots from a pistol he brought to a fight and kept a pair of chrome-plated brass knuckles in his pocket.
John Wade Kinley, 48, is held at the York County Detention Center, charged with attempted murder after deputies responded to a Turkey Creek Ridge Road home and found two people lying in the driveway at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. One of those people was Kinley, who was taken to Piedmont Medical Center to receive treatment for injuries suffered in a dispute.
Deputies spoke with two witnesses who reported that Kinley and a 24-year-old man got into an argument, the report states. The verbal exchange escalated into a physical scuffle when the man told deputies he had to keep hitting Kinley to stop Kinley from assaulting him. Another man, 54, tried to intervene. That’s when Kinley cut him with a razor, police say.
Sometime during the scuffle, Kinley also fired his pistol twice but did not shoot at anyone, the report states. Paramedics found a pair of chrome-plated brass knuckles in Kinley’s pockets. The victim was also taken to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment.
After being released from PMC, Kinley was arrested and booked into the detention center on Thursday.