INMAN, S.C. (WSPA) – A woman was charged with murder following a stabbing in Inman Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Inman Police Department, officers responded to an apartment on W. Clark Road in reference to a stabbing.
Once officers arrived on the scene, they found a man with what appeared to be a stab wound.
“Just on the left side of the torso. I’m not sure exactly until we get the results back on all that,” said Chief Keith Tucker.
The suspect, later identified as Antoinette Laverne Johnson, 59, of Inman, was on the scene and taken into custody.
The victim, James Albert Williams, 71, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.
Chief Tucker said when officers arrived, Williams was still conscious.
“He was alert, he was speaking with us, and talking to us some. Of course, he was transported from there to the hospital, but he was talking up until the time we put him in the ambulance,” he said.
Police charged Johnson with murder. She is currently being held in the Spartanburg County Detention Center. The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office said they’re ruling it as a homicide.
Chief Tucker said Johnson and Williams knew each other.
“They were very close acquaintances, not sure the exact relationship, but she had been staying there for a while,” said Chief Tucker.
Neighbor, Roger Wiliams, said it was just a normal Tuesday until he saw all of the police.
“Well, I went to the dump and I seen all these police cars coming, and the ambulance, and I thought, something’s wrong,” said Wiliams.
He said the victim hadn’t lived at the apartment long.
“What can you do? It’s horrible, right now. What can you do? He’s killed,” he said.
Now, Roger Wiliams said he’s going to double check that his doors are locked at night
“It makes me go, uh oh, not here, it’s not supposed to happen here, but it did. It happens everywhere,” he said.
This case remains under investigation by the Inman Police Department and the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.