Man Arrested for Stabbing Cousin


By Rochelle Dean


A game of rough housing turns violent sending one man to the hospital and another to jail.

According to Richland County sheriff's, Three men were watching a mixed martial arts fight and drinking when they began re-enacting some of the moves.

Authorities say when one of the men lost the match, the fight became serious. Richland County Sheriff say the suspect, 37 year old Jason Sparks stabbed his cousin in the chest with a pocket knife when he attempted to break up the altercation.

Sheriff's say while transporting the victim to the hospital, Sparks attacked his cousin a second time.

Police arrested Sparks a short time later at the hospital and have charged him with aggravated assault.

Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department
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