Saluda man charged with stabbing man who broke up fight

A man was stabbed after intervening in a domestic dispute Monday night at a Lexington home.

James Michael Smith, 52, is charged with attempted murder, domestic violence and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.

“Based on information gathered by detectives who responded to the scene on Dunn Road, Smith stabbed a man who tried to stop him from assaulting a woman,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Investigators determined Smith had grabbed the woman by her neck and forced her to the floor.”

The stabbing victim is expected to recover from his injuries, according to deputies.

Smith is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

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