Stabbed Hodges man charged with criminal domestic violence
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:05 AM
A Hodges man was taken into custody Tuesday following a weekend domestic dispute during which he was stabbed.
Barry Bowie, 22, of 623 Morgan Road, was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in connection with the incident.
Greenwood County deputies responded to the suspect's house early Saturday morning after receiving reports a stabbing occurred there.
According to a county incident report, officers arrived and found the suspect lying in a pool of blood near the couch with a stab wound to his left outer leg just above the knee. Deputies noted the living room was in disarray, a coffee table was broken into several pieces and there were DVDs scattered across the floor.
The man told officers the victim did nothing wrong before being transported to Self Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. The victim told officers she was asleep on the couch when she was awaken by the suspect arguing with her and he began beating her. She said she did not remember stabbing the man, but only remembered him lying on the floor with a stab wound. She told officers she ran to a neighbor's house and called 911, and indicated the suspect was drinking liquor all night Friday into Saturday morning, when the incident occurred.
Officers noted swelling on the woman's top lip, as well as dried blood on her left ear, which coincided with her story. The neighbor also told officers the victim came to his house crying and visibly upset, claiming she stabbed the suspect because he was beating her. Deputies also found partial dentures near the couch and a clump of hair lying on the floor, which was believed to be pulled out of the victim's head during the assault. Officers determined the suspect was the primary aggressor during the altercation.