Authorities are looking for a 47-year-old suspect in connection with a weekend stabbing in Charleston, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
Edward Lee Singleton faces counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a knife during a violent crime, Charleston Police Department spokesman Charles Francis said in a statement.
Singleton's last known address was on Cooper Street, according to an incident report.
Police officers were called to 373 Huger St. around 4:17 a.m. Sunday to a report that a woman had found the victim, a 47-year-old family member, bleeding from knife wounds in a bathroom.
The wounded man told the woman that a person known in their community as "Hazel" had stabbed him, the report stated. The 5-foot-10, 150-pound man has hazel eyes, the police said.
The report described the victim's wound as a severe cut.
A roommate in the apartment later added that he had heard a ruckus outside his window, then saw the victim come inside and disappear into the bathroom. The roommate, who is bedridden, then shouted for someone to call 911, according to the report.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Medical University Hospital, the police said. He was later released, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.
Singleton was last arrested in Charleston County in June 2012 on charges of second-degree burglary and possession of burglar tools.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or ask for the on-call Charleston police detective by calling county dispatchers at 843-743-7200.
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