A South Carolina man stabbed a woman in the back repeatedly, then told responding deputies that he did so because she was "trying to feed him to zombies," authorities say.
William Berry, 29, allegedly encountered the unidentified victim in Monetta, South Carolina on the morning of Oct. 26. It's not clear what precipitated the alleged attack, but deputies from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office received a a call about a stabbing, and responded to find the victim with multiple knife wounds in her back, according to a sheriff’s incident report obtained by Oxygen.com.
The woman offered a description of the suspect, who she said had fled the area, according to The Aiken Standard.
Deputies tracked Berry down and arrested him, quizzing him about the stabbing attack on the woman.
He allegedly told them he stabbed the victim because he was convinced she was going to turn him into zombie prey.
"Berry stated that he poked someone ... because [she was] trying to feed him to zombies," the report reads.
The deputies confiscated knife shortly afterward.
Meanwhile, the wounded woman was rushed to a hospital and treated for five to six stab wounds to her back.
Berry was arraigned on Monday after being formally charged with weapons possession, assault and attempted murder, jail records show.
He was remanded and remains held at Aiken County Detention Center after bail was denied.
It was unclear if he has retained an attorney.
The suspect previously served time in prison following an assault and battery case from December of last year, records show.
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