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Stabbing in Red Bank sends one man to Prisma Health's Palmetto Richland Trauma Center

Red Bank, SC (Paul Kirby) - The victim of a stabbing in Red Bank was transported to the Trauma Center at Prisma Health’s Palmetto Richland campus in Columbia Saturday by Lexington County EMS. Sources say that victim’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening however they are serious. The suspect was also transported to the hospital to be checked out.

According to our source, Joshua “Josh” Nathaniel Nelson, 28, was stabbed multiple times in his face and upper body by another man that he considered a friend. Nelson was transported by Lexington County EMS to the Midland’s Level 1 Trauma Center in Columbia. A spokesman for the sheriff's department said Nelson has told law enforcement officials that he does not want the man who stabbed him to be prosecuted.

The stabbing occurred sometime after noon at a home off Brown Blvd. in the Red Bank area of Lexington County on Saturday, October 31st, 2020. It is believed that the suspect poses no threat to the general public.

Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department were on the scene where the stabbing occurred at 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. A crime scene had been established around the incident location.

Nelson was arrested last week by sheriff's deputies after he was found at the scene of a burglary in the Three Fountains area. He and another young man allegedly broke into a convenience store. Both were caught at the scene and taken into custody. They were booked into the Lexington County Detention Center on burglary and other charges.

He apparently bonded out of jail sometimes shortly after that arrest. The incident Saturday doesn't appear to be related to that burglary and the person who allegedly stabbed Nelson was not the person arrested with him in the burglary.


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