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A 26-year-old Orangeburg man is recovering from a stab wound to his left arm, according to an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety incident report.

Ty’Asia Nytreia Thomas, 19, of 1332 Marshall Street, is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend at 10:15 p.m. Monday at her home.

A warrant states the, “distance from the entrance to exit of the wound was approximately the entire length of the knife used.”

The boyfriend and Thomas have been in a romantic relationship for almost a year and currently live together, the warrant states.

According to an incident report, Thomas and her boyfriend were arguing prior to the stabbing.

She told officers that she accidentally stabbed him while they were playing around near the couch in the living room, the report said. She said he reached for something while she had a knife in her hand.

She said he accidentally suffered a stab wound when he reached for something, the report said.

She told officers that the weapon – a black-handled steak knife – was in a drawer in the kitchen.

She said she cleaned the knife to get the blood off of it.

An officer noted in his report, “While listening to the suspect’s recollection of the events, there were several times where it seemed she attempted to downplay the severity of the dispute as well the severity of the victim’s injuries.”

When officers spoke with the boyfriend at the Regional Medical Center, he told them that he did try to reach around Thomas to grab something and that was when she purposefully stabbed him with the knife, according to the report.

“I could see an incision on the victim’s arm that was approximately one inch thick and a few inches away from that, (almost the length of the knife’s blade) was a small hole and the victim stated that is where the tip of the knife came out the other side of his arm,” an officer wrote in his report.

The boyfriend alleged that Thomas and her family members attempted to clean up the blood that was inside the residence before law enforcement arrived, the report said.

If convicted of domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, Thomas faces up to 20 years in prison.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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