Clemson teen charged in man’s stabbing death

CLEMSON — An early-morning fight at a Clemson apartment complex last week left one man stabbed to death and another charged with his murder.



Clemson police chief Jimmy Dixon said Michael Taquarius Rencher, 18, was charged with murder after the fight, which left Cameron Ray Flores, 20, dead.

According to Dixon, police received a call for medical assistance call concerning a seizure at around 2 a.m. last Thursday at Goldenwoods Apartments off Creekside Drive.

Upon arrival, officers found Flores with a stab wound witnesses said was sustained during a fight with Rencher.

Dixon said an investigation revealed Rencher went to the apartment, at 215 Paw Path Lane, where Flores was visiting, words were exchanged between the two and a fight broke out.

According to Dixon, the suspect retrieved a knife at some point and stabbed the victim.

Pickens County EMS transported Flores to Oconee Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley said Flores, of 100 Todds Creek Road in Central, died from a stab wound to the abdomen.

Rencher, of 111 Curtis Circle in Clemson, is being held without bond at the Pickens County Detention Center. He was charged with murder.

Dixon said neither Flores nor Rencher was a Clemson student.