Arrest in Early Morning Stabbing

  A Clinton woman has been charged with cutting and stabbing a Laurens man around 5 yesterday morning. Laurens Police were called to the Sheriff’s Office to meet with a Clinton woman at 5:09 yesterday morning. She said she had gone to her boyfriend’s apartment on Garlington Street a few minutes before and found another Clinton woman there. The complainant said she was standing on the porch of the apartment and the woman ran outside and pushed her to the ground, then began to strike her about the head and face. She said she was able to leave the residence and came to the Sheriff’s Office to file a report. Patrolman Michael Gainey then went to the apartment on Garlington Street and reportedly observed a lot of blood on the steps leading to the apartment. He then observed a blood trail on the porch. He knocked on the door several times with no answer. Looking through a window he observed a very large amount of blood inside the residence, plus a chair knocked over and a rug turned up. Due to the urgency of the situation, he broke into the apartment, but found no one at home. Dispatch then advised Laurens Police that a man was at the hospital being treated for a stab wound to the leg from an incident in the City. Officer Simons responded and talked with the man. He reportedly indicated he had been stabbed by the woman after his girlfriend left the apartment. In addition to the stab wound to his thigh, he had a laceration injury to his hand that required surgery.

  At 6:30 yesterday morning, Laurens Police arrested 20-year-old Treandra Vandaeshia McMorris of 21372 Highway 72 East, Clinton. She was charged with Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature. Detective Tony Lynch alleges that Ms. McMorris did cut and stab the Laurens man on his hand and thigh at 201 Garlington Street. Ms. McMorris was being held in the Johnson Detention Center for arraignment on the charge.