Man needs stitches after surprise assault

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By Jesef Williams

A Kershaw resident needed stitches after he was reportedly attacked by two men Friday, June 21.

The victim, 37, told deputies he had left his Spring Street home early that morning and walked to a home on East Third Street in Kershaw. He was looking for a man who lives there, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The man wasn’t there, but his girlfriend was. The victim said he left.

When the victim reached Carolina Street, he saw the man. 

After the victim said he had been to the man’s house, the man asked if he had been “down there messing with his girlfriend,” an officer wrote in the report.

The victim said no, and the man suggested the two walk back to his home on East Third Street.

When they got back to the home, the man started questioning his girlfriend about the victim coming over earlier.

The man then began swinging at the victim, the report said.

As the victim tried to block the man’s assault, a second man grabbed the victim from behind. The first man then hit the victim five or six times in the head and face, causing him to fall, the report said.

During the 2 a.m. attack, the second man hit the victim several times in the back and on the side of his head.

The victim said he got up, left and ran toward his Spring Street home. He thought the two men were chasing him because he heard them yelling and cursing, the report said. 

When he got home, someone called 911 for him. He went to the hospital, where he needed 14 stitches in his knee, the report said.

A deputy saw the victim also had knots on the side of his head and swelling on the left side of his face. He had bruises on his elbows and hands, as well.

The alleged assailants’ names were listed. As of the time of the report, though, no arrests had been made in the case.


Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152