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Pee Dee bar brawl lands one in jail

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Christopher Griggs (Source: Darlington County Detention Center) Christopher Griggs (Source: Darlington County Detention Center)

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - A Society Hill man is facing attempted murder charges after a brawl in the parking lot of a Hartsville bar sent one man to the hospital with stab wounds.

Police arrived at Gardeners Sports Bar on Poole Street very early Saturday morning to find a man with a large blood stain on the back of his shirt. That man claimed he had been stabbed by one of the occupants of a burgundy truck which was still parked in the parking lot, according to the Hartsville Police incident report.

The suspect, 21-year-old Christopher Griggs, told police he was "jumped" by several guys he didn't know but never had a weapon on him. And though a couple of witnesses corroborated that story, one came forward saying they saw Christopher fighting with the victim, using the knife to stab him in the back.

Police searched the area for a knife but never found one. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment, His wife also received a laceration on her shoulder, which she believed was from trying to break up the fight.

Christopher Griggs was arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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