Suspect arrested in Family Dollar stabbing, attempted robbery, deputies say

Reginald Arnold Davis, Jr.
Reginald Arnold Davis, Jr. (From: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A suspect has been arrested after deputies say he stabbed a man while he tried to rob the Family Dollar on Whitney Road, Wednesday night.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested 45-year-old Reginald Arnold Davis Jr. and charged him with Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature and Attempted Armed Robbery.

Deputies say several citizens contacted them with his name after seeing media coverage.

The attempted robbery happened around 8:20pm Wednesday night when deputies say the suspect tried to get money from the cash register. During the robbery, investigators say a customer grabbed the suspect in a choke hold before the suspect pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed the customer in his back shoulder and got away.

Davis is being held in the Spartanburg County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

The injured customer was taken to the hospital where he was given 50 staples for his injury.

Courtesy Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office

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