Trial set for defendant in 2013 stabbing near Seneca
Trial docket is set for next week’s term of the Oconee General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Atop the docket from the circuit solicitor’s office is the state’s case against Laquavius Cleveland. Sixteen years old at the time of his arrest, Cleveland is being tried as an adult and, according to the docket, faces charges that include attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Arrest affidavits allege Cleveland stabbed Hykeen Shamon Kirkland in the chest, side, neck and back. On July 8, 2013, a deputy said he found Kirkland on the stoop of a Shiloh Road store, bleeding from what appeared to be stab wounds.