Police: Man arrested for July 7 machete stabbing in Charlottesville

Uriah Bashun Lofton. Photo: Charlottesville Police Uriah Bashun Lofton. Photo: Charlottesville Police

Charlottesville police today announced the arrest of 43-year-old Uriah Bashun Lofton for malicious wounding in a July 7 stabbing case that sent one person to the hospital.

Police were called to the 600 block of 7 ½ Street SW for a stabbing at approximately 1:30am, according to a news release. Investigators later determined the attack itself took place at the 800 block of Ridge Street.

The victim, a 32-year-old Charlottesville resident, was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The victim has since been released from the hospital. Police spokesman Lt. Ronnie Roberts said investigators believe a machete was used in the attack.

Lofton is currently being held at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Charlottesville Police are still investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at (434) 977-4000.