According to a news release, a Midland Valley firefighter and first responder found Leroy Laird about 9 p.m. Thursday.
Laird told deputies that a man who was asking for money stabbed him in the shoulder and ran into the woods.
The victim was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center.
The assailant is described as white, bald and wearing blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811 or Crime Stoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.