North Charleston man jailed in machete attack, police said

Keith Jordan, 56 of Bailey Drive in North Charleston, is charged with attempted murder after attacking his nephew with a machete on May 1, police said.

A North Charleston man was jailed Wednesday night, accused of attacking his nephew with a rusty machete.

Keith Jordan, 56 of Bailey Drive,is charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident, jail records show.

North Charleston police officers were dispatched to an Ottawa Avenue home shortly before 11 p.m., an incident report states.

A 50-year-old man stood in the home’s front yard with a blood-soaked towel wrapped around his left hand, police said.

In addition to his hand, police saw wounds on the man’s forehead, left shoulder blade and forearm.

The man told police that he was preparing a meal when his uncle, Jordan, asked for some food.

The nephew offered his uncle some food, but a fight ensued anyway, an incident report states.

Jordan then went into a bedroom and grabbed a black-handled machete, police said.

Blood was found splattered throughout the home’s living room, bathroom, kitchen and laundry room, according to the report.

Police said Jordan admitted to attacking his nephew with the machete. But he told officers that his nephew first stabbed him in the hand with a kitchen knife.

Police did not find any cuts or marks on Jordan’s hands or arms, the report states.

Jordan is being held at the Charleston County jail.

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