Lexington County Man Charged With Stabbing Family Member

A Lexington County man is accused of stabbing a relative at a Gaston home Wednesday night.

Richard James Lewis, 40, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.

“Deputies went to a home on Mimosa Drive shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday after a woman called 911 to report she’d been stabbed,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “One deputy encountered the victim outside in the yard. She had several cuts on her face, neck and back.”

Deputies detained the suspect inside shortly after the victim told them he was in the home, according to Koon.

“Once the deputies secured the scene, they were able to determine Lewis stabbed the woman with a knife he got from the kitchen after the two of them had an argument,” Koon said. “The woman was seriously injured but the word we’re getting from her medical team is that she’ll be OK.”

Deputies arrested Lewis at the scene. He is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

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