20601A-WFNZ-the-fan-Final2 35h_CBSSportsRad_1660AM

News Home

Cops: Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Housemate With Sledgehammer

View Comments
Photo Of Crime Scene Tape. (Credit: John Li/Getty Images)

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape. (Credit: John Li/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina police say they’ve arrested the man wanted for attacking his housemate with a sledgehammer and a machete in Spartanburg.

The Spartanburg Public Safety Department says 21-year-old Ricky Lee White was arrested by police at the Atlanta Greyhound bus station on Tuesday. Spartanburg police were told that White bought a ticket to Atlanta, and they notified police in Georgia.

A warrant accuses White of attempted murder after authorities say he struck his roommate with a sledgehammer and cut him with a machete on Monday. Arriving officers found a man with several cuts and bruises to his face and torso.

The victim told officers he got away by running out the front door when White was not looking.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus