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Fight leads to reported stabbing
No arrests have been made, case still open
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A Chatham County man who went to drop off his children with their mother Sunday night reportedly was stabbed multiple times following an altercation with the mother’s boyfriend.

According to an incident report filed by Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Deputy William Solomon, Clarence Nathaniel Lawrence, 25, was supposed to meet his former girlfriend, Janet Michelle Mack, at the entrance of Liberty County High School on East Oglethorpe Highway to give her their children. At the school, Lawrence allegedly got into an argument with Mack’s boyfriend, Tommy Williams, over how Williams disciplined the children. 

They began fighting, according to the report, and at one point during the fight, Williams allegedly pulled out a knife and began stabbing Lawrence. The emergency medical personnel who attended to Lawrence said he was stabbed and cut in the chest, left shoulder, back and both arms. 

Lawrence reportedly made it to his gray Ford Crown Victoria vehicle and drove two and a half miles to Waffle House in the 700 block of East Oglethorpe Highway, where he collapsed in front of the restaurant as he sought help.  

According to the report, Hinesville Patrolman Mike Gosseck, who responded with several other officers, told Soloman that Lawrence appeared to be impaired and evaded  the officer’s questions.

Lawrence was treated for his wounds at the restaurant; however, medical personnel determined his wounds were serious enough to warrant transportation via helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. 

Detective Tracy Jennings said Lawrence’s condition was unavailable.  She said Williams later showed up at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, where he was treated for cuts to the hand and released. 

 A broken knife later was recovered from the entrance of the high school.

 No arrests have been made, Jennings said, but the incident currently is under investigation.

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