A Lexington County man was charged Tuesday after an argument with his younger brother escalated into the stabbing of the younger man and assault on an older brother who tried to stop the attack, Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said in a news release.
The Monday night argument between Robert Burton Crolley, 56, and Gregory Mark Crolley Sr., 47, broke out in the kitchen of the house the three brothers share on Sherwood Drive in Lexington County. Robert Crolley allegedly grabbed a steak knife from a drawer and stabbed Gregory Crolley ‘multiple times’ in the legs, arms and upper body, McCarty said. When Sumter Leander Crolley, 58, tried to stop the attack, he was allegedly assaulted and threaten with stabbing. Sumter Crolley then called the sheriff’s department to report the incident.
What prompted the argument is still under unvestigation, McCarty said.
The younger brother was taken to a local hospital, treated and released, McCarty said.
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Robert Crolley was charged with attempted murder, second-degree assault and battery, and possessing a weapon during commission of a violent crime. He was being held at the Lexington County Detention Center Tuesday night.