Argument leads to fatal stabbing at downtown Sumter motel

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An argument led to a fight and fatal stabbing at a downtown motel early Saturday.

The Sumter Police Department responded to a disturbance call at the Downtown Motor Inn, 409 N. Main St., just after 10:45 a.m., where statements indicated a man and woman – unrelated patrons of the motel – were arguing outside when the woman’s son got involved.

According to Public Information Officer Tonyia McGirt, the two men began fighting before the mother approached and stabbed the victim, Adrian Carlnell Jackson, 48, of Reedroman Road.

Jackson was taken to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, where he later died, McGirt said.

The mother and son were located and taken into custody. A weapon was recovered.

Teresa Ann Williams, 47, of Nelson Street, was charged with murder, McGirt said. She is being held at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

Her son, Tyreese Elyissa Williams, 22, also of Nelson Street, was treated for minor injuries suffered during the fight. He was charged with third-degree assault and battery and simple possession of marijuana, McGirt said.

An investigation is continuing.

Notification of Jackson’s family was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office and an autopsy is scheduled.