In an incident that unfolded on Loveless Lane in Chapin, 23-year-old Cameron Thomas Hinckley has been apprehended by Lexington County deputies, facing charges of attempted murder, first-degree burglary, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, as detailed in the arrest warrants.
Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon provided an account of the events that transpired right before 8 p.m. on Sunday. Deputies responded to a distress call and discovered a man who had sustained multiple stab wounds. The victim was promptly attended to by Fire and EMS personnel already on the scene.
According to Sheriff Koon, the victim’s wife recounted the sequence of events. Hinckley allegedly knocked on the door of the residence and forcibly entered, making his way to the victim on the back porch. A struggle ensued, during which the victim’s wife intervened, managing to pull Hinckley away from her husband.
After the alleged attack, Hinckley walked back to his residence. The mother of the suspect, present at the scene, conveyed information to deputies about Hinckley’s whereabouts. As the investigation unfolded, Hinckley refused to cooperate with law enforcement, barricading himself inside his house.
Sheriff Koon described the tense standoff, stating, “After about 30 minutes, deputies arrested him without incident.” Following his apprehension, Hinckley was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center, where he awaits legal proceedings.
Hinckley’s scheduled appearance in bond court on Monday afternoon will shed more light on the charges he faces and the circumstances surrounding this shocking act of violence in the normally quiet community of Chapin. Authorities continue to investigate the motive behind the attempted murder and the events leading up to this tragic incident.