Tryon stabbing case continued

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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TRYON — A Tryon man’s attempted first-degree murder case was continued in Polk County Superior Court last week.

Dwayne Dennis Forney, who lived on Peake Street in Tryon last year, is accused of stabbing his then girlfriend in the face and neck several times. 

Dwayne Dennis Forney

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Police said the stabbing occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on March 19, 2017, when the 29-year old female victim, of Spartanburg, was driving Forney to his Tryon home.

A witness in the car said Forney stabbed the woman repeatedly in the face and neck with a knife after the man asked the victim about getting a ride to a job interview. Forney and the victim were reportedly in a relationship at the time of the stabbing.

After the attack, the witness reportedly moved the victim from the driver’s seat and drove her to St. Luke’s Hospital. The victim was later flown to Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville because of the seriousness of the injuries.

Forney was arrested later that night, and was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injuries, according to police reports. The suspect’s charges were later upgraded to attempted first-degree murder.

Forney’s bond was set at $1 million.

The victim was expected to recover from her injuries as of last year.