Stabbing at Crescent Ave., Easley

Man Charged with Murder

Stacie Bartro
May 26, 2020 - 8:55 am
Gary Rowland Knight charged with murder in the stabbing of Paula Rae Ogrodoksi

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The Easley Police Department has charged 66 year old Gary Rowland Knight in the murder of 58 year old Paula Rae Ogrodoski.

Gary Rowland Knight - charged with murder
Pickens County Sheriff's Office

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Keller identified Ogrodoski.  She was reportedly stabbed in the chest.

Easley Police Department believe Knight and Ogrodoski got into an altercation Sunday at a home on Crescent Avenue and believe Knight pulled a knife on her.

Knight was arrested Monday for murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, no bond set according to arresting documents.


May 25, 2020 - Officers with the Easley Police Department were called to a home on Crescent Avenue shortly after 12 Noon Sunday after reports of an assault. 

Officers found a female victim suffering from a stab wound. 

Easley Police Chief Tim Tollison said a suspect is in custody. 

66 year old Gary Knight has been charged with murder.  Tollision said a preliminary investigation shows Knight and the victim got into an altercation and believe she was stabbed with a knife. 

The woman died from her injuries. 

At this time, her name has not been released.  



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