A Laurens man flagged down a Laurens City Officer on Church Street yesterday morning and reported an assault outside the city. Laurens County Sheriff’s Deputy William Johnston was dispatched to investigate the case at 2:45 am. The man said he had been visiting his girlfriend at her residence in town and they had been arguing, so he asked her to take him home. She drove out Church Street, past the turn to Hilltop Apartments where he lives, and continued driving towards Gray Court with a steak knife in her hand. He said when she finally pulled into a driveway out past Laurens Electric he exited the vehicle. He said she scratched his back with the knife blade as he left the car. Deputy Johnston observed a scratch, but no cut.
Other assault cases reported to the Sheriff’s Office yesterday included a man who claimed another cut him on the side but didn’t wait to talk with Deputies, and another treated in ER for an injury to his neck, which he reportedly received during a 4th of July cookout in the Gray Court area.