Crime

Teen charged with attempted murder in Smyrna knife assault

A 16-year-old was charged with attempted murder Monday, accused of cutting another teen’s face and neck with a knife during an argument, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The alleged assault happened Friday at a home on Old Wallace Road in Smyrna, according to a sheriff’s report. The 18-year-old victim told deputies he went to the home to retrieve his girlfriend’s dog.

The victim alleges the 16-year-old suspect came outside and started to “talk junk” to him, the incident report states. He told deputies he stepped out of his vehicle to talk to the suspect, at which point the suspect pulled out a knife and tried to stab him with it, according to the report.

When the 18-year-old tried to get back inside his car, the suspect is accused of cutting him above his left eyebrow, on his face and on the side of his neck, the report states. The victim’s sister witnessed the incident, deputies say.

She drove him to a Spartanburg hospital for help, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities say the 16-year-old was detained and is in a juvenile holding facility at the York County Moss Justice Detention Center. Deputies also notified the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice.

Officials have not yet released the teen’s name.

Check back for more details.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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