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South Carolina Man Shoplifted, Crashed Car Before Going to Acquaintance’s Home and Stabbing Him in Back with Pocketknife: Cops

South Carolina Man Accused of Stabbing Friend with Pocket Knife
Source: Forest Acres Police Department; Unsplash

Jeremy Alan Boone went on a crime spree, including allegedly stabbing his friend in the back with a pocket knife.

Oct. 10 2023, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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A man in South Carolina has been arrested after he went on an “afternoon crime spree” that allegedly including stabbing his acquaintance in the back with a pocketknife, authorities said.

Around 2 p.m. on Oct. 8, Jeremy Alan Boone, 30, allegedly stole from a Publix grocery store in Columbia, according to the Forest Acres Police Department.

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Officers determined Boone committed the theft while in a vehicle he used for his job, so they were able to verify his identity through his employer.

Shortly afterwards, the vehicle Boone was operating was involved in a crash and the suspect reportedly walked to the Brickyard Condominiums, where an acquaintance lives, officials said.

While at his friend’s place, authorities said Boone allegedly got into a fight with the condominium resident and stabbed him in the back with a pocketknife.

The victim claimed Boone next grabbed a firearm and pointed it at him, but the gun wasn't loaded.

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Boone then took the victim’s car and fled the area, police said.

Forest Acres Police Chief Don Robinson noted: “Miraculously, the victim survived the ordeal with only minor injuries.”

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Boone was arrested and treated at a local hospital, according to police.

He was charged with attempted murder, pointing and presenting a firearm, grand larceny for the theft of a motor vehicle and shoplifting. Police said Boone could face additional charges.


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