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2 face charges in unrelated assaults

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By Jenny Arnold

Two people have been arrested in connection with unrelated assaults on Thursday.

According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Shawn Pearson, 33, of 6514 Carolina St., Kershaw, has been charged with assault and battery with intent to kill.

The report said a Kershaw deputy was approached by a man who said that someone had been stabbed repeatedly at a Carolina Street home about 6 p.m. The deputy went to the home, where Pearson lives, and found the 27-year-old man lying in a pool of blood.

When the deputy arrived, the victim got up. His left eye was swollen, he had a large knot on his back and his upper body was covered in blood, the report said. He was unable to talk to deputies, the report said.

Witnesses told deputies that the man “smarted off” to Pearson, and Pearson first threw a pair of hair clippers at him. The witnesses said Pearson began stabbing the man with a screwdriver, the report said. One witness said he tried but was unable to stop Pearson from stabbing the man, the report said.

The victim was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center. He was listed in fair condition on Friday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Pearson’s bond was denied. Pearson remained at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Saturday.  

Woman burned              by grease

A Lancaster woman was flown to a Georgia burn center after an assault at a Pardue Street Apartment about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Lancaster Police Department officers responded to the apartment and found the 25-year-old victim holding a towel to her chest, according to an incident report.

The woman said another woman threw grease on her when she went to 1803 Pardue St. to get her clothes.

Detarauios Shinee Laprice Stevens, 21, of 1803 Pardue St., threw the grease on the woman when she opened the back door of the apartment, the report said.

Officers noted grease on the back door, the report said.

Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services took the woman to Springs Memorial Hospital, and she was later airlifted to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Her condition was unavailable.

Capt. Harlean Howard said she did not know the relationship between the two women, or what preceded the assault.

Stevens was charged with aggravated assault and battery. She remained at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Saturday, on a $10,000 bond.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Arnold at jarnold@thelancasternews.com or (803) 283-1151