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Man accused of stabbing 1 boy, choking another

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been arrested and charged with stabbing one boy and trying to strangle another.

Multiple media outlets reported 29-year-old Jason Tremaine Lemmon Sr. of West Columbia has been charged with two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill and possessing a weapon during a violent crime.

Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says Lemmon is accused of trying to strangle a 9-year-old boy. Metts says Lemmon also is accused of stabbing an 11-year-old boy in the chest.

The 11-year-old was taken to Lexington County Medical Center for treatment and was later released.

Detectives are still trying to determine a motive for the attacks.

The sheriff says the attacks occurred at the West Columbia home where Lemmon was staying.

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