Man charged with stabbing stepmother

Sheriff's deputies have arrested a George County man on a felony charge of aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing his stepmother, Sheriff Mike Byrd said this morning.

Brandon Charles Cochran, 19, was taken into custody after deputies received a 911 call reporting his whereabouts in the Harleston community this morning. He was picked just south of the George County line.

Cochran is accused of slitting his stepmother's throat.

The Sun Herald updates this story in Tuesday's edition.