Laurens City Police were dispatched to Park Street at 1 o’clock this morning on a report that a woman had been stabbed with a knife. A woman at the scene was reportedly bleeding from a cut to her arm. A neighbor indicated the woman had come to her home and said her husband had stabbed her. The victim was apparently intoxicated and told Officer Paterson that she was OK and didn’t want officers to do anything. Police talked with the husband, who had gone to sleep and also appeared to have been consuming alcohol, and he reportedly indicated the wife had cut herself. A witness indicated the two had been arguing because the wife had taken the husband’s alcohol.
Officers arrested the husband, 63-year-old Rodger Dell Deyton of 114 Park Street, Laurens, and placed him in the Johnson Detention Center around 2 o’clock this morning. Mr. Deyton was being held for charges of Criminal Domestic Violence.