A man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly cut another man across the chest with a knife, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.
Larry Darnell Johnson, 57, of Bethune and the victim had been drinking together on Friday at a home in Bethune, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said.
“The two men got into an argument over crack cocaine, which ultimately resulted in Johnson slashing the victim on his upper chest area,” Matthews said.
Officers said Johnson had left the scene when they arrived, and the victim was taken to the hospital.
Deputies later found Johnson at his home.
“Johnson, who still had the knife in his hand, was in his residence and initially refused to come out,” Matthews said.
Deputies convinced Johnson to surrender and the knife was seized, according to Matthews.
Matthews said the victim received 41 stapes to close up his wounds.
“Although the victim did not admit to arguing over crack cocaine, he did provide a statement detailing what happened,” Matthews said.
Johnson is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.