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A man has been charged after a woman suffered knife wounds to the neck, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced Tuesday.

Laterrence Mack, 34, of Orangeburg was charged with attempted murder in an incident of domestic violence.

“This makes no sense,” Ravenell said. “If you have problems, talk. Talk about the problems. This is just despicable.”

The Caesar Court man went before a magistrate on Tuesday. Bond was deferred during that hearing for a circuit court judge to determine at a later date.

Sheriff’s office investigators and EMS were called to Mack’s residence where they found a woman lying on the ground in the front yard with several people tending to her.

Deputies assisted in holding a towel to the woman’s neck to stem the bleeding. She had been cut several times.

The woman told deputies her husband started an argument with her. She said she ran to a room to escape him.

He allegedly caught up with the woman and sliced her neck with a box cutter several times. She managed to flee the residence and collapsed in the front yard.

Several children inside the home watching TV were not injured.

If he’s convicted, Mack faces up to 30 years in prison.

Inv. Lakesha Gillard is leading the ongoing investigation.

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