East Sumter woman arrested after man stabbed in arm

By Kayla Robins
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 2/8/18

An east Sumter woman was arrested on Monday after she reportedly stabbed a man in the arm at her house during an argument.

Amelia Faith McClam, 28, was charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature on Feb. 5 in response to Sumter …

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East Sumter woman arrested after man stabbed in arm

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An east Sumter woman was arrested on Monday after she reportedly stabbed a man in the arm at her house during an argument.

Amelia Faith McClam, 28, was charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature on Feb. 5 in response to Sumter County Sheriff's Office deputies arriving in the 1200 block of South Pike East the day before to find the victim, a 36-year-old man, with a towel wrapped around his arm, according to Ken Bell, public information officer for the agency.

McClam reportedly handed over a baggie of suspected cocaine, claiming it was the man's, Bell said.

"They were unable to get the victim to calm down except to say, 'She stabbed me,'" he said.

The victim was transported to Palmetto Health Tuomey, where he was given stitches.

According to the deputy's narrative in an incident report, McClam kept saying the victim was bigger than she was and was choking her, so she stabbed him.

Bell said there is no reported evidence of the victim choking the woman.

McClam, who has been arrested before on accusations that were not immediately available, was taken to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.