Man accused of slashing 3 people with box cutter at party to undergo mental evaluation

Pee Dee Crime

SCRANTON AREA, SC (WBTW) – A man accused of slashing three people with a box cutter at a party remains behind bars after bond was denied.

Daniel Browder, 37, of Coward, was ordered to have a mental evaluation. He faces two attempted murder charges, assault and battery in the third degree, and possession of an unlawful weapon.

Chief Deputy Glen Kirby, with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, tells News13 the whole incident happened around 3:30 Sunday morning at a Scranton area party in a field on Trifalia Road.

That’s where Browder started shooting a gun, and later, a pistol across the field. When someone tackled Browder to get the pistol out of his hands, he pulled out a box cutter.

Browder hurt three people with the box cutter. Chief Kirby says he struck a major artery on one of the victims, who nearly bled out. First-responders were able to get all three to an area hospital.

Browder fled the scene, but deputies found him later on. Chief Kirby told News13 alcohol played a role in Sunday’s incident.

One victim has since been released from the hospital, but the other two are still being treated. No word on their condition.

Browder is being held at the Florence County Detention Center and is expected to face a judge for a bond hearing Tuesday .

Count on News13 for updates.


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