Knife Assault Alleged

28-year-old Barry Lee Davis Jr. was booked with an address of 22 Smythe Street, Laurens. His warrant gives a Spartanburg address on Howard Street. It accuses him of Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature. Citing an investigation by Master Patrol Officer West, it states that on Sunday Mr. Davis presented a knife, then assaulted the victim by striking him multiple times about his face and neck, causing visible minor injuries. The subject also allegedly grabbed the steering wheel at one point, causing the vehicle to exit the roadway.

A cash or surety bond was set at $30,000 during arraignment yesterday. Barry Lee Davis Jr. remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.