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Claxton man charged in stabbing
Police: He said he was angry with girlfriend
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James Stancil Watson

      CLAXTON - A Claxton woman suffered multiple stab wounds after an argument with her boyfriend turned violent.
On Dec. 16, at approximately 6:47 p.m., James Stancil Watson, 48, of Rosemary Street, Claxton, became angry with his girlfriend, and attacked her with a knife, said Investigator Barry Barnard, with Claxton Police Department.
      An argument ensued between the two at Watson's residence when his girlfriend said she was leaving to go to Florida and see her children for Christmas, said Barnard.
      The victim said he suddenly attacked her, stabbing her in various places on her body, said Barnard.
      After causing several wounds to her body, Barnard said Watson fled the scene, but was apprehended at a convenience store about an hour after the assault, where he was arrested for pedestrian under the influence and incarcerated at Claxton Police Department.
      At the time of his arrest, Barnard said blood stains were found on Watson's pants.
      When asked where the knife was located that he used to stab the victim, Barnard said Watson stated he did not know what he had done with it.
      During a bond hearing, Watson admitted to stabbing his girlfriend because he was angry, said Barnard.
      On the day following his arrest for PUI, Watson was issued a warrant through the magistrate for aggravated assault, Barnard said.
      Immediately after the incident, the victim was transported to Evans Memorial Hospital by Evans EMS. Hospital personnel stated that her wounds were bad but not life threatening, said Barnard.

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