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Columbia man charged with attempted murder

LEXINGTON, S.C. – A Columbia man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a Saturday night stabbing incident in Lexington County.

Marcus Anthony Rivers, 38, used a lock blade to stab a man multiple times after the two of them an argument in the 4300 block of Augusta Road, according to arrest warrants.

“The victim was transported to the hospital with stab wounds to his upper body,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He’s expected to make a full recovery.”

Rivers left the scene but investigators were able to get statements from the victim and a witness, according to Koon.

“Officers with the Columbia Police Department arrested Rivers last night without incident,” Koon said.

Rivers is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing.

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