A man was killed and a 70-year-old South Carolina resident is in jail following a brawl that led to a stabbing, the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office said.
Jermaine A. Mack, 38, died at McLeod Health Clarendon Hospital, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
On Friday, deputies went to Lane’s Shopping Center on SC 260 in response to a report that someone had been stabbed, according to the release. Deputies said they determined Mack had been stabbed at a home on the 1000 block of Bait Lane in the Manning area of Lake Marion. Lane’s is about a tenth of a mile from Bait Lane’s house.
Deputies learned that Mack was involved in an altercation with Paul Dewitt Jr., and there was a brief search for the 70-year-old before he was located and taken into custody, the release said.
Deputies said Dewitt lives in a Pocahontas Circle home, located between the Bait Lane residence and Lane’s.
Information about why the men were fighting was not available.
Dewitt was charged with voluntary manslaughter and weapons possession while committing a violent crime, according to the release. He is being held at the Clarendon County Detention Center, where he awaits a hearing, the sheriff’s office said.
Despite the arrest, the death is still under investigation.
Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 803-435-4414, CrimeStoppers at 888-CRIME-SC, or submit an online tip.