Police charge man with CDV in stabbing

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By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster woman is recovering after she was stabbed in the arm Saturday, May 18, and police have arrested a man in connection with the case.
Adrian Jamal Foster, 23, 622 Eastview Court, was charged May 18 with aggravated criminal domestic violence, said Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith. Foster was also jailed for owing money on a previous fine, Smith said.
Police responded to Springs Memorial Hospital Emergency Room just after 3:30 p.m. about a woman with a stab wound, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
Officers noted in the report the 22-year-old woman had blood stains on her T-shirt and her left arm was being treated by an emergency room doctor.
The victim told officers she was packing her belongings inside her home when she began arguing with Foster about money, the report said.
During the argument, the victim locked herself inside a bedroom to avoid any further confrontation, the report said.
She said Foster started pushing the door, opened the lock with a knife and burst through the door almost knocking over a nearby dresser in the process, the report said.
“Foster blocked the door to prevent her from leaving,” an officer wrote in the report. “He then used the knife and stuck it into her left forearm. Foster then yelled ‘Look what you made me do,’” the report said.
The victim then ran downstairs and Foster followed her asking if she needed a ride to the hospital, the report said.
She was taken to the hospital where she received stitches to close her wound. Her condition was unknown Monday afternoon.
Investigators interviewed Foster later that day and he was arrested. He was released Sunday on a $25,000 surety with proof bond, per Lancaster Municipal Court records.
Saturday’s arrest is not Foster’s first run-in with local authorities.
In Sept. 2009, Foster pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a July 2009 arrest. He was sentenced to a fine of $257 or 30 days in jail, according to the S.C. Judicial Department online database.
He also pleaded guilty in March 2011 to a separate charge of aggravated assault and battery and received a five-year suspended sentence and three years of probation, per judicial records.
Foster was arrested again in Sept. 2012 on a charge of receiving stolen goods, less than $2,000, according to the judicial database. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a $250 fine or 30 days in jail.

Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416