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Man Accused of Stabbing Woman in Lexington County

7:36 PM, Jun 17, 2009   |    comments
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Columbia (WLTX) - A Lexington County man has been arrested and charged with stabbing a woman.

Nelson Colon, 30, now is facing a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill.

Deputies say at 5 a.m. Wednesday, they received a call that a woman was in the road in the 3900 block of Creekside Road in West Columbia.

When officers arrived, they found a woman who deputies say had been stabbed several times. She was taken to the hospital where we're told she's recovering from non life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told deputies said they saw a man near a pickup truck near the end of the road. They also saw the victim lying in front of the truck.

"The witnesses who saw Colon may have saved the victim's life by helping to scare Colon from the scene," said Lexington County Sheriff James Metts.

Deputies determined that the victim had been working at the MOJO Lounge on Knox Abbott Drive and had gotten a ride home from Colon. Investigators say Colon stopped the truck when the victim told him he'd taken a wrong turn.

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