Man faces charges after stabbing 17-year-old boy in Transylvania Co., deputies say

Nathan Thomas Leaman

A man was arrested Saturday night in Transylvania County after a 17-year-old was stabbed in the leg, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. 

A deputy was patrolling Shallow Creek Road in Rosman when they noticed Nathan Thomas Leaman, 21, standing in the roadway. Deputies said Leaman had injuries that were considered consistent with being assaulted. Leaman was taken to the Transylvania Regional Hospital for minor injuries. 

The deputy’s investigation led him to the 300 block of Shallow Creed Road, where witnesses told the deputy that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed by Leaman, according to the sheriff’s office. The teen was taken to an area hospital and was not at the house when the deputy arrived. 

Deputies said the witnesses told them that Leaman seemed to be in an impaired state when he arrived at the house. Witnesses told deputies that Leaman became agitated, produced a knife and made a threat. 

The teen was stabbed in the leg while attempting to take the knife from Leaman, according to deputies. 

Leaman was arrested and taken to the Transylvania County Detention Center, where he is being held on a $45,000 bond. 

Leaman is facing charges for felonious assault with a deadly weapon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule III controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana. 

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