Woman stabbed, assailant charged with attempted first degree murder

Published 9:51 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017


TRYON- A Spartanburg, S.C. woman was stabbed in Tryon and hospitalized Sunday, and a man from Tryon has been charged with attempted first degree murder.

According to a police report from the Town of Tryon, on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at approximately 9:21 p.m., officers from the Tryon Police Department responded to an assault call. The victim, identified as Feleisha Tanner, 29, of Spartanburg, S.C., was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, N.C. with knife stab wounds to the face and neck.

Dwayne Forney

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Tryon Police officers talked with a witness who was in the vehicle with Tanner when the assault occurred, the report continued. Tanner was taking Dwayne Forney home to his address on Peake Street in Tryon when the assault occurred. According to the witness, Tanner and Forney were in a relationship.

The witness stated Forney got out of the vehicle at his residence and he began talking with the victim about driving him to a job interview. The witness stated that is when Forney started stabbing Tanner in the face and neck area repeatedly with a knife.

The witness stated Tanner had to be removed from the driver’s seat and the witness then drove the victim to the hospital. Tanner was then flown to Memorial Mission Hospital due to the seriousness of the injuries, according to the report.

Forney was arrested later that night and was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injuries. The charges were upgraded on Monday, March 20 to attempted first degree murder. Forney is currently being held at the Polk County Sheriff’s Department under a $1,000,000 bond, according to the report.