Assault and battery charges levied against Greenwood man
Monday, March 24, 2014 6:34 PM
A Greenwood man was arrested following reports of an attempted stabbing late Saturday night along Milwee Avenue.
Germaine Williams, 41, of 503 Taggart Ave., was charged with second-degree assault and battery, and two counts of possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime in connection with the incident.
Officers responded to the scene and began interviewing the victims about 11:45 p.m. Saturday. According to a Greenwood police report, the victims were a man and woman, both in their 50s. The man suffered a cut to his left palm. He told officers he and the woman were walking along Milwee Avenue near Kings Court when the suspect approached them with a knife in his hands. He noted the suspect appeared to be intoxicated.
The suspect then began attacking the woman, taking swipes at her with the knife, according to the male victim. When the man attempted to stop the attack on the woman, the suspect began attacking the male victim. Both victims identified the man as someone they knew.
Officers located the man on nearby Meadow Street after responding to a report of loud noise in the area. He initially denied being in the area at the time of the stabbing, but later admitted to being on Kings Court when it occurred. He later said he had a civil dispute with a white female he described as a "crackhead."