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Suspect Accused of Stabbing 3 Men Arrested

1:35 PM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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Jose Castro-Benegas (Image: Richland County Detention Center)

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies have arrested a man they say stabbed three people during a fight on New Year's Day.

Jose Castro-Benegas, 25, is charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Officers say around 3 a.m. Tuesday, they got a call of an assault at a home in the 2900 block of Alpine Road. Officers say when they got to the scene, they found three men who'd been stabbed in the upper body.

According to investigators, Castro-Benegas had been beating up a woman when the trio of victims tried to stop him. Deputies say Castro-Benegas pulled out a knife, stabbed the victims, then ran from the scene.

The victims were hospitalized with injuries ranging from non life-threatening to serious.

Deputies say witnesses and acquaintances of Castro-Benegas led them to him.

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