Second man charged in connection with Vinton stabbing

Both suspects in custody at Roanoke County Jail


Another man has been charged in connection with the stabbing of Frank Selbe, 51, of Roanoke.

Vinton police filed charges Thursday against Scott Paxton, 46, of Vinton on suspicion of malicious wounding.

Paxton is being held at Roanoke County Jail.


Authorities have identified the man taken into custody after an apparent stabbing in Vinton. 

John Frye, 50, has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding and is being held at the Roanoke County Jail.  

According to police, the situation remains under investigation. 



A suspect is in custody after an apparent stabbing in Vinton.

Police responded to a call around 3:45 p.m. regarding a fight in a home in the 900 block of Shelbourne Avenue. They found a person hurt, with injuries consistent with stab wounds.

The person who was stabbed was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition.

The suspect who was taken into custody was at the scene when police arrived.


Police seized several items from the home in question. This incident took place at a home on Shelbourne Avenue. No other homes were involved.

The investigation is ongoing.