Deputies: Argument Over Crack Leads to Knife Attack

Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) - Kershaw County deputies arrested a man they say attacked a victim during an argument over crack cocaine.

Darnell Johnson, 57, is charged with attempted murder.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says last Friday, Johnson and another man got into a fight over the illegal drugs. During the struggle, officers say Johnson slashed the victim in the upper chest area.

Investigators say when they caught up with Johnson at his home, he still had the knife in his hand and refused to surrender. Officers say they ultimately convinced him to give up, and they took him into custody and seized the weapon.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he received 41 stitches for his wounds. Officers say the victim did not admit to arguing over drugs.


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