A 23-year-old North Charleston woman was charged with attempted murder Sunday after her uncle said she stabbed him in the chest with a kitchen knife.

Officers were called to 3313 Florida Ave. about 8:30 p.m. Sunday to check out a report of a stabbing, according to the incident report from North Charleston police.

They found Leroy Bolton, 51, lying in the street with his T-shirt covered with blood. Bolton told officers Carlin Davis stabbed him, according to the incident report. Davis is Bolton’s niece, and they both live in an apartment at that address.

Bolton told police he and Davis got into an argument over her girlfriend not helping around the house and Davis picked up an 8-inch kitchen knife with a black handle and stabbed him in the chest. She dropped the knife on the counter, and Bolton went outside and called 911, according to the report.

Davis was standing outside the apartment when police arrived. At first her female friend told police she was one who stabbed Bolton, but she later told police she was trying to protect her friend and Davis stabbed her uncle, according to the report.

Davis was charged with attempted murder. She was being held on Monday in the Charleston County jail on $100,000 bail.

Bolton was taken to Medical University Hospital.

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