Crime

Police: Girlfriend slashed Rock Hill man’s face with box cutter

A Rock Hill man was slashed on the face with a box cutter Thursday night by his live-in girlfriend, leaving a deep 6- to 8-inch wound, according to police.

Rock Hill police were flagged down at 339 Scoggin St. around 11 p.m. Thursday, when the incident was reported. The victim told police he had been cut in the face with a box cutter, the report said.

The victim was holding a bloody shirt to his face to cover the wound, a report said. A police officer who inspected the wound said it was a severe laceration, about 6 to 8 inches long on the left side of the victim’s face, the report said.

The victim told police he was sitting in the living room with his girlfriend, listening to music and drinking beer when the incident happened. The victim said the two were not arguing, and he declined to provide further details to police.

The victim said his girlfriend left the home on foot after the incident.

The man was taken to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment. When officers followed up at the hospital early Friday, they were told the victim required internal and external stitches due to the depth of the injury and that the cut would probably leave a scar, the report said.

A warrant was issued for the suspect on a charge of domestic violence, the report said. Her name will not be released until she is arrested.

Jennifer Becknell: 803-329-4077

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