17-year-old charged as adult after Florence stabbing

Pee Dee Crime

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – A 17-year-old will be charged as an adult following a stabbing Wednesday in Florence. 

Randall James Hardy III has been charged with attempted murder and for the possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He has been denied bond. 

The Florence Police Department said that the stabbing happened at about 9:50 a.m. in the 800 block of Gladstone Street. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

A K-9 tracked Hardy to a location near Lawson and Dixie streets, and he was taken into custody without incident, according to police.

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