UNION COUNTY — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in apprehending a man wanted for attempted murder of a woman early Tuesday morning
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Malcolm Jalmar Harris, 27, 202 Scott St., Union, on the charge of attempted murder.
The incident report states that deputies went to the Union Medical Center early Tuesday morning and spoke with the complainant about an assault on her friend and roommate. The complainant said that the incident occurred at the home she shares with the victim on North First Street in Lockhart. She said that another friend was at the house visiting with the victim at the time of the incident.
The complainant said that Harris, who was also friends with the victim, came over to the house wanting to speak to her. She said that Harris went into the victim’s bedroom to speak with her and the other friend came out of the room and went into the living room. The complainant said she heard the victim and Harris arguing and then heard some banging around. She said she went into the room to check on the victim but Harris pushed her back out.
The complainant said she then left the residence and stayed gone for approximately 3 1/2 hours. She said that when she returned she discovered the victim had been assaulted and transported her to the hospital.
The incident report states that deputies interviewed the victim who is described as having numerous visible injuries on her face, head, and neck. The victim said she could not remember the details about what happened but she remembered Harris beat her up and the complainant later brought her to the hospital.
The report states that the victim was unable to give a written statement at that time and that charges were to follow.
Sheriff David Taylor said that the case is still under investigation. Taylor said that if you see Harris, do not try to apprehend him, but instead contact law enforcement. He said anyone with information about Harris’ whereabouts should call Crimestoppers at 864-427-0800.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or email@example.com.