Rock Hill stabbing suspect arrested


A man wanted for attempted murder in connection with a May 16 stabbing in Rock Hill has been arrested.

Jeffrey Steven McAteer, 34, was placed in the York County Detention Center on Friday on charges of attempted murder and violation of a city ordinance. He remained jailed Tuesday morning under $10,500 bond, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

McAteer is the suspect in a May 16 stabbing incident on the 600 block of Cauthen Street, where officers found a man with a stab wound to his right side, according to a police report. EMS transported the man to the hospital.

A man and woman reportedly witnessed the stabbing. The woman told police she and the 26-year-old victim had just returned home from the store when they heard tires squealing. She saw the male witness exit a vehicle driven by another woman, and a Ford SUV that approached from the opposite direction.

The woman said McAteer exited the SUV, and a few seconds later, she saw the victim fall to the ground, police said. The incident was reportedly prompted by a dispute between the victim and McAteer over a woman who has a child with one of the men.

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Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082