Two More Arrested For Five Points Stabbing Incident

2:48 PM, Jul 30, 2013   |    comments
  • Benjamin Geno and Jason Skaggs (images courtesy Columbia P.D.)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The Columbia Police Department has arrested two more in connection to the weekend stabbing of two in Five Points.

30 year old Benjamin Geno and 34 year old Jason Skaggs turned themselves into CPD today, and are each charged with two counts of 2nd degree assault and battery by mob.

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According to Columbia P.D., the two suspects are believed to have accompanied Stewart Ard in Group Therapy on Greene Street in Columbia's Five Points area. 

It's believed Ard stabbed two employees after he and the two named suspects were asked to leave the establishment because of their behavior.

CPD says Geno is accused of punching a victim in the head prior to the stabbing, along with apparently punching one of the victims following the stabbing.

Officers did question the 4th suspect sought in the attack, and based upon questioning, do not plan to charge that individual.

In court a bond has been set for Ard at $400,000; $75,000 for Geno, and $150,000 for Skaggs.

Police say the two victims were transported to an area hospital and treated for their wounds, which were not life-threatening. 

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