RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — A Richland County teen was charged with attempted murder after three people were stabbed with a sharp object at a party at a home off Two Notch Road in February, according to a sheriffs department news release.
The teen, who hasnt been identified because is 16 years old, is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice on Broad River Road on the charge, the release states. He was arrested Tuesday by the Richland County Sheriffs Departments gang task force.
Another suspect, 17-year-old Tasia Profit, was charged with breach of peace and obstructing justice in connection with the stabbing. Profit is being held at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
Police responded to a shots fired call in the 100 block of Clark Ridge Road Feb. 1 and found a large crowd in the area. In the crowd, they found a victim on the ground with a stab wound to his lower body.
The victim said he was stabbed by an unknown person after a fight broke out at a party he was attending. That victim was taken to Palmetto health Richland hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Deputies later found two more men who were stabbed, but both victims refused to give investigators any information about what happened.
Both of those victims had life-threatening injuries, however, and had to undergo multiple surgeries. They both stayed at Providence Northeast Hospital for more than a month recovering.
Profit was later accused of going into the home and starting a fight with two juveniles at the party, which led to the brawl and stabbings. She gave deputies false information on her involvement.
Additional arrests could come as a result of the fight. If you know anything about anyone involved, contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or www.sccrimestoppers.com.