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Richland County, SC(WLTX)- According to Richland County Officials, a man is in critical condition after being stabbed early Sunday morning.

The stabbing suspect arrested is Kenneth Goodwin, 39. Goodwin is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature incident occurred after a verbal altercation between the two.

The incident occurred Sunday- Officers responded to 851 Bush River Road for an aggravated assault involving two males.Goodwin stabbed the victim multiple times in the upper body.

The victim was initially transported to Lexington Medical Center in critical condition but is nowin serious condition and is expected to recover.

Richland County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate.