Hartsville man arrested for stabbing hospital security guard

David Loren Garrity

David Loren Garrity

A security guard at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is recovering from injuries incurred after being stabbed by a Hartsville man last Monday, January 11.

David Loren Garrity, 21, of 1433 Bay Road in Hartsville has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Garrity was booked at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, after evaluation at a mental health facility.

According to a press release from the City of Hartsville, a Darlington County Sheriff’s Office deputy delivered the suspect, who had been placed under emergency protective custody, to the hospital for an evaluation at approximately 4 p.m. and remained present while this process was being completed. The deputy left after it was indicated the patient would need additional care.

At 6:41 p.m., Hartsville Police responded to a reported assault at the hospital in which the suspect stabbed a hospital security guard several times. Hartsville Police officers took custody of the suspect, who was being controlled by hospital staff members.

Author: Jana Pye

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