Man arrested in connection with Martinsville stabbing in North Carolina

Happened Thursday at about 5 p.m. on Progress Drive

Kasey Shane Blake, 33, of 1151 Trot Valley Road, Stuart, was arrested in Stokes County, North Carolina, shortly after 4:45 PM, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith. (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

MARTINSVILLE, Va.UPDATE 11/19/2022 @ 10:15 p.m.

The alleged suspect in a Martinsville stabbing was arrested in North Carolina, according to the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office.

Kasey Shane Blake, 33, was arrested in Stokes County, North Carolina.

Around 4:45 p.m. Saturday as deputies were looking for him, they spotted the car the suspect had allegedly taken from his grandmother. The vehicle did not stop for authorities and fled down Shepherd Mill Road, crossing into North Carolina where he crashed and was taken into custody, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

Blake was booked in North Carolina but will be extradited back to Virginia.


A 33-year-old man is wanted on two counts of attempted second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing of a man and a woman, according to the Martinsville Police Department.

Authorities say it happened Thursday (Nov. 17) at about 5:00 p.m. on Progress Drive in Martinsville after a domestic-related altercation.

Martinsville Police told 10 News that the male victim attempted to drive himself to the hospital; however, he eventually stopped at American National Bank on Liberty Street. Martinsville Fire & EMS provided him with treatment before he was flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is in stable condition, according to authorities.

The female victim suffered minor injuries in the incident, police say.

Neither victim has been identified at this time.

Officers say the suspect, Kasey Shane Blake, fled the scene before officers arrived.

This case is still under investigation and if anyone has any further information regarding this crime, you are encouraged to call Sgt. Ratcliffe at 276-226-0218 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME (276-632-7463). Information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspect(s) in this case is eligible for up to $2,500 in reward money.

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