“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Takes Man into Custody following Stabbing of Pickens Woman”

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The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a domestic dispute that resulted in a woman being stabbed multiple times in the upper chest area.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 7:15pm this evening reporting that a female had been stabbed at #319 Secona Rd in Pickens. Deputies arrived in approximately four minutes and located a female (56yoa) with what appeared to be stab wounds to the chest.

The victim was able to tell deputies that she was stabbed by her on and off boyfriend who was still at the residence upon the first deputy’s arrival.

Johnny Lee Ware (53yoa) was arrested at the scene without incident and is currently detained in the Pickens County Detention Center where he will face charges for Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.

The victim was transported from the scene to a local hospital where she is currently being treated.

The investigation is preliminary in nature, but early information is that the altercation stemmed from a previous verbal dispute. There were no other individuals at the residence when the assault occurred.

Arrest Warrants will be made available once they have been issued and processed. A mug shot has been attached to this Release.