The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety is seeking a St. Matthews man accused of stabbing his girlfriend several times.
Jasmine Lekendall Jones allegedly stabbed his girlfriend at least five times on her face and neck. She also had cuts to her arms and hands, with some cuts reaching all the way to her bone, according to warrants.
She was taken to a hospital for surgery. Warrants say she was placed on a ventilator.
The 29-year-old Jones is being sought on charges of first-degree-burglary, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and attempted murder.
The stabbing occurred at about 10 p.m. Wednesday on Dutton Street, according to an ODPS incident report.
Two witnesses said they spotted the victim and her boyfriend arguing outside earlier that evening.
The argument was unusual, the witnesses said. They said it stemmed from the boyfriend breaking her cellphone.
Less than 35 minutes after the witnesses entered their home, the victim “sprinted through the front door and locked it, stating she was sorry they had to experience the situation,” the report said.
The boyfriend then broke through the front door, breaking the deadbolt, door frame and handle, they said.
He shouted at the woman, “If I can’t have you, no one will!”
The boyfriend got in his car and left. The woman waited 30 minutes and left on foot.
One of the witnesses later heard a knocking on his door. He found the woman sitting on his porch with cuts on her face.
“He caught me on the sidewalk,” she said.
Jones is a black male standing 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing 182 pounds. Police say he may be driving a tan 2010 Chevrolet Impala with a Dallas Cowboys sticker in the rear driver’s side window and tinted windows.
He may also go by the name Jay Walker.
ODPS says to use caution because Jones may be armed. If you have any information on his location, please contact ODPS at 803-534-2812.