Essex County Stabbing
Neighbors say they witnessed bizarre behavior just before a boy was stabbed Wednesday in a quiet Essex County neighborhood.
They say they saw a man riding his bike through their community without his pants on.
Police say that man, 34-year-old Duron Penn, a wanted sex offender out of northern Virginia, was arrested for stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the shoulder and neck.
The boy is now recovering from the stabbing at VCU Medical Center. He’s in critical but stable condition.
Sources say Penn at first tried to slash a pregnant woman, then fled the area on bike. Neighbors say they spotted him, riding that bike, half naked.
Crime insider sources say the 12-year-old lived at the Essex County home and Penn was there visiting. The sixth grader was airlifted to VCU.
Penn, a sex offender on the run, has now been captured, leaving investigators trying to string together a bizarre chain of events.
Penn is locked up at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center. He has charged with malicious wounding.