Man arrested after stabbing death in Duncan

SPARTANBURG Co., SC (WSPA) – Deputies have arrested a man in connection with the stabbing death of a person at a home on Buckingham Road in Duncan.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 48-year-old Lawton Leroy Holloway and he has been charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Lawton Leroy Holloway (From: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies were called to the scene around 6:00 a.m. for a stabbing. When they arrived at the scene, deputies found the woman who called 911 and a victim dead inside the home.

The victim has been identified by the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office as Jeremy Edgar Bell, 33 of Duncan.

Holloway lives at the home and returned after deputies secured the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office says Holloway claimed the victim tried to assault the woman but evidence and the woman’s interview didn’t support his claims.

Holloway was taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

Spartanburg Co. deputies say they are still investigating to determine the motive for the stabbing.