Man in custody after stabbing his brother in Liberty, deputies say


(Source: Pickens County Sheriff’s Office)

LIBERTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Pickens County deputies have been investigating after a man stabbed his brother Monday evening at a home in Liberty.

Deputies responded at about 6 p.m. to the 1600 Ruhamah Road after a man allegedly stabbed his brother with a knife, according to the sheriff’s office.

According to arrest warrants, Wesley Edwin Smith, 31, went to his brother’s home, asked for a hug and stabbed his brother at least twice in the back.

The two men fell to the ground and Smith continued trying to stab his brother, according to the warrant.

The victim was able to defend himself and was later taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, deputies said.

Smith was arrested at the home and taken to the Pickens County Detention Center.

Smith has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Bond was denied on both charges.

Deputies said the men had not seen each other in three years.

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