CLOVER — A bar altercation late Valentine’s Day led to an early morning stabbing, officials said.
James Fredrick Rose, 36, of 202 Trinity St., suffered multiple injuries and was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was listed in fair condition this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Timothy Dean Patterson, 45, of 139 Freeman Road in Blacksburg was arrested this morning. He is charged with one count of assault and battery with intent to kill in connection with the incident, said Lt. Randall Horn of the Clover Police Department.
Patterson remains in custody this morning at Moss Justice Detention Center. His charge stems from an incident that happened around 1 a.m. at The Water Tank, a bar located at 321 North Main Street.
Horn said Rose was shooting pool when Patterson started threatening him. “Apparently he was threatening and pushing the victims,” Horn said about Patterson and girlfriend, Carrie Quinn. “He pulled out something similar to an expandable baton. He made threats and swung the baton around, and the bartender told him he had to get out.”
Patterson left the bar. Officials are not sure whether he waited for Rose and Quinn in the parking lot or if he left and returned, Horn said. Later, Rose and Quinn emerged from the bar.
“He grabbed the female victim (Quinn) by the hair, and pulled her to the ground and attempted to stab her,” Horn said. “Her boyfriend (Rose) intervened and suffered multiple injuries including at least one stab wound.”
Rose, who was stabbed behind the bar, was airlifted to CMS. He suffered a head wound and was stabbed in the abdomen.
Patterson was arrested a short time later with the baton, Horn said.
“We don’t have the weapon at this point,” Horn said. “The victim can only describe the knife as a silver and black knife.”
Patterson's bond has not been set.
For more details, read Friday’s Herald.