FLORENCE, S.C. -- A Florence man has been arrested and charged in connection with the stabbing death Monday of a Kingstree woman.

The body of Michelle Leigh Payne, 52, was discovered in a vacant lot on South Barringer Street Monday morning, said Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

She was stabbed to death, according to the coroner and a release from the Florence Police Department.

Samuel Dashon Jackson, 44, of 514 S. Barringer Street, was arrested and is charged with one count each of murder and first-degree assault and battery.

He remains in the Florence County Detention Center without bond on the murder charge and in lieu of $50,000 bond on the assault charge, according to the detention center's Website.

The slaying remains under investigation, according to the police department release.

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