Spartanburg man accused of attempted assault with butcher knife

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — A Spartanburg man is accused of trying to assault another man with a butcher knife after the victim refused to give him money. 

Joseph Kurt Osborne, 27, is charged with third-degree assault, according to jail records. 

On Tuesday morning, Spartanburg police responded to a disturbance with weapons at a house on Tanglewylde Drive. 

A police report says Osborne was released from jail last week and allowed to stay at the victim’s home until Monday, at which point Osborne was supposed to go to a drug program at a mission. 

The victim told police when he refused to give Osborne money, Osborne got a butcher knife from the kitchen and tried to assault him. The victim managed to gain control and hold Osborne down and screamed for a family member to help him. 

They managed to take the knife away from Osborne and struggled with him until he was thrown out of the house, according to the report. 

One victim reportedly had a small scratch on a knuckle.  

Neither victim required medical treatment. 

Officers found Osborne hiding at an empty house nearby.

Osborne denied trying to harm or threatening the victims. He told police that he got the knife to cut up a jacket one victim gave him and claimed he was assaulted before he was kicked out of the house. 

Osborne remains in the Spartanburg County Detention Center under $1,087 bond as of Wednesday morning, according to jail records. 

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