June 19, 2022
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police have arrested a suspect in reference to a stabbing that occurred in the 10400 block of Marbleridge Court on June 15.
At about 10:30 p.m., police received a report of a stabbing at the residence. Upon arrival, officers found two males with what appeared to be life-threatening stab wounds; officers immediately rendered aid to the victims. The victims were transported to area hospitals where they remain, one in stable condition and one in stable-but-critical condition.
A third occupant of the house reported that an unknown male arrived at the residence. When one of the victims opened the door, he was assaulted and stabbed by the unknown male. An additional victim was also assaulted and stabbed by the suspect inside the residence. At this point, there is no indication the suspect, who was armed with what appeared to be a knife, is known to the victims.
A witness worked with police to create a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a Black male, about 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall with a stocky build. He is balding and has facial hair. He was wearing a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt.
After the release of the sketch, detectives were able to identify a possible suspect. On June 18, detectives executed a search warrant and arrested Kim L. Franklin, 55, of the 10400 block of Marbleridge Court. Franklin has been charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of stabbing/cutting in the commission of a felony, and one count of burglary. He is currently being held without bond in the Chesterfield County Jail.
Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.
Photos: At right, booking photo of Kim L. Franklin. Below, sketch of suspect.