Crime

November 13, 2012

Little River woman charged with attempted murder, she told police she stabbed “Satan’s spawn”

A Little River woman accused of stabbing a man who she told police was ``Satan’s spawn’’ remained jailed Tuesday, charged with attempted murder, according to a police report.

A Little River woman accused of stabbing a man who she told police was ``Satan’s spawn’’ remained jailed Tuesday, charged with attempted murder, according to a police report.

Police charged Tammy Darlene Estep, 36, Friday after Horry County officers were called that day to a home on Red Tulip Lane.

A 46-year-old man was stabbed then drove himself to Seacoast MeLeod Hospital for treatment, according to the report. The man was later taken by EMS to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for surgery.

Details about his condition were not available, but the report described his injury as a severe laceration.

When police arrived at home they learned from a juvenile that the victim took another juvenile and drove to the hospital after the incident, according to the report.

Soon after the incident, Estep returned and police asked her what was going on, according to the report. She told police “Jesus and Mary told me to kill him because he is Satan’s spawn,” according to the incident report.

Estep continued to tell officers that “She was sent to save the world,” according to the report. Additional details about the incident were not listed in the report.

Officers arrested Estep and took her to Seacoast where she was checked out and released to police.

Officers booked Estep into J. Reuben Long Detention Center and obtained an arrest warrant. She remains at the jail pending a bail hearing.

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