Man charged with attempted murder after East Camden knife attack

acoyne@thestate.comJuly 14, 2013 

Marcus Dow

— A Camden man has been charged with attempted murder after attacking a Bishopville man with a knife, the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The sheriff’s office said Marcus Maurice Dow, 24, started a fight with Trevin A. Johnson, 21, at an East Camden Dollar General. Dow was the former boyfriend of Johnson’s current girlfriend, a Dollar General employee, and the fight stemmed from Johnson’s relationship, investigators said.

Dow confronted Johnson in front of the store Thursday afternoon and eventually cut Johnson on the side of his head with a knife, as well as stabbed him multiple times in the torso, investigators said. Johnson was discovered in front of the store that afternoon, badly bleeding, while Dow had left the scene, according to witnesses.

Officers stopped Dow’s car as he was on the way to the hospital, as he had sustained a knife wound to the head. After being treated for the wound, he was charged with attempted murder and is being held in the Kershaw County Detention Center on $200,000 bond. Johnson is in critical but stable condition.

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