Man arrested in Gaffney convenience store attack


Paul Sherman Morgan (Source: Cherokee County Detention Center)

GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) — A man is behind bars after an alleged attack with a machete at a Gaffney convenience store. 

Paul Sherman Morgan, 41, was booked Wednesday into the Cherokee County Detention Center on a charge of attempted murder, according to jail records.

A police report says Morgan was identified as the suspect in an assault at H&K Food Mart on Sept. 12. 

The victim was reportedly inside the store when Morgan ran towards him with a machete. 

Police say surveillance video showed both men exchange words before Morgan left the store and returned swinging a machete. 

The victim threw down a store shelf to get away from Morgan, according to the report. 

Morgan remains in the Cherokee County jail under $30,000 bond. 

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