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1 caught, 2 wanted for stabbing of woman in Sumter

The woman was found with stab wounds in front of a home on McCray's Mill Road.

SUMTER, S.C. — Investigators have arrested one person and they've identified two others as suspects in the stabbing of a woman they gave a ride to in Sumter earlier this week.

Sumter Police released a statement on Friday regarding a violent crime that they believe happened late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to a home on McCrays Mill Road between Pinewood and Stadium roads just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday where the 33-year-old victim was found outside. She was airlifted to a Columbia hospital where she remains and is listed in critical condition police said.

"Initial reports indicate that [the victim] who was traveling by bicycle earlier that night was given a ride from the Circle K on Pinewood Road before she was stabbed and forced out of the vehicle," police said in Friday's statement.

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Vehicle in Sumter stabbing investigation

Through surveillance video, police have uncovered the vehicle the victim was riding in before being thrown out - a tan, older model Honda Odyssey. They've also established that there were three people, a man who was driving as well as a man and woman who were passengers who they initially wanted to speak with.

They've since arrested one, 19-year-old Tyler Lee Flowers, and they're looking to arrest the other two, now identified as 28-year-old Matthew Myers and 19-year-old Abigail Rae Windham.

All three currently face charges of attempted murder.

Anyone with details about the stabbing, who witnessed anything unusual in the McCrays Mill Road and Pinewood Road areas around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, or who can identify the three people currently being sought by police should call the department at 803-436-2700.

Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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