Columbia police arrest one in Five Points stabbing

July 29, 2013 

— Columbia police have arrested one suspect in connection with a weekend stabbing at a Five Points bar.

Stewart Randall Ard, 38, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault and battery by mob and two counts of first-degree assault, according to a Columbia Police Department press release. He turned himself into police Monday.

Ard is accused of stabbing two men who were working at Group Therapy at 2107 Green Street after they asked him to leave because of his behavior, the press release said. Ard and a second suspect left and then returned to allegedly attack the victims.

The second suspect is accused of punching the bar employees just before they were stabbed, the release said. Police are searching for the second suspect.

The victims’ injuries were not life threatening, police have said.

Anyone with information about the stabbing should call S.C. Crimestoppers at 1-888-274-6373.

Reach Phillips at (803) 771-8307.

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