Man charged with two counts of attempted murder in stabbing of sisters

mlucas@thestate.comMarch 9, 2014 

A man who allegedly stabbed two sisters during an altercation near North Main Street Saturday night is being held without bond, officials say.

Eddie James Durham, 43, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, said City of Columbia Police Department Spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons.

The incident took place outside of a residence in the 4000 block of Ensor Ave. around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Durham had gotten into a physical and verbal altercation with one of the sisters. When her sister stepped into help, both were stabbed by Durham, Timmons said.

An individual looking for help flagged down an officer. Both victims were found outside the residence with multiple stab wounds and were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, Timmons said.

Durham was found in the 3900 block of Ensor Ave. where the officer found a knife in Durham's pocket.

Other witnesses at the scene provided the department with information, Timmons said.

The suspect was being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. A judge denied bond for Durham at a court hearing Sunday morning.

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