Suffolk Police arrest two in stabbing incident

Jacob Richard Zeno, 19, of Franklin (left) and James Kenneth Rhoten, Jr., 29, of Courtland,(right). (Photo courtesy of the Suffolk Police Department)

SUFFOLK, Va. – Two men have been arrested in connection to an aggravated assault that occurred early Monday morning at a residence in the 9000 block of 1st Street.

Jacob Richard Zeno, 19, of Franklin, was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding and Shoot, Cut, Stab or Wound in Commission of a Felony; and James Kenneth Rhoten, Jr., 29, of Courtland, was arrested and charged with Simple Assault.

Emergency dispatchers received a call at 1:11 a.m. that advised crews that an adult male was assaulted by acquaintances. The victim, Charles Arthur Barnes, 22, of Suffolk, received emergency medical treatment and was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.