Man arrested following domestic dispute, stabbing


By D. C. Moody - dmoody@civitasmedia.com



Johnny Lee Ware, 53, is being held in the Pickens County Detention Center following a domestic dispute last Friday in which a woman was stabbed multiple times.


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PICKENS — A 53-year-old man remained in jail Monday on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime after an apparent domestic dispute led to a woman being stabbed.

Johnny Lee Ware was booked into the Pickens County Detention Center just after 8 p.m. July 8.

According to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded July 8 to 319 Secona Road in Pickens after a call was placed to 911 at 7:15 p.m. that a woman had been stabbed multiple times in the upper chest.

The 56-year-old victim was able to tell officer on the scene that she had been stabbed by Ware, whom she described as her on-again, off-again boyfriend. Ware was still at the home and was arrested without incident.

The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital where she was treated. An update on her condition was not available.

According to a statement released by PCSO, “the investigation is preliminary in nature, but early information is that the altercation stemmed from a previous verbal dispute.”

No other details on the dispute were made available. According to reports, there were no other individuals at the residence when the assault occurred.

Johnny Lee Ware, 53, is being held in the Pickens County Detention Center following a domestic dispute last Friday in which a woman was stabbed multiple times.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Johnny-Lee-Ware.jpgJohnny Lee Ware, 53, is being held in the Pickens County Detention Center following a domestic dispute last Friday in which a woman was stabbed multiple times. Courtesy photo

By D. C. Moody

dmoody@civitasmedia.com

Reach D. C. Moody at 864-855-0355.

Reach D. C. Moody at 864-855-0355.

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