North Charleston man charged with attempted murder after stabbing during fight

A North Charleston man was charged with attempted murder after officers said they saw him stabbing another man during a fight.

North Charleston police were called to an apartment building on Bexley Street shortly after midnight Friday to check out a disturbance, according to the incident report.

The area is off Spruill Avenue a couple blocks south of East Montague Avenue.

The officers said they heard yelling in back of an apartment building and saw a man, covered in blood, on top of another man. They said the man on the bottom was stabbing the man on top, who was trying to hold him down. An officer hit the man with the knife twice with a Taser and took him into custody.

Michael Carns, 27, who lived in the building, was charged with attempted murder and taken to the Charleston County jail.

The 58-year-old victim, who also lived in the building, had four puncture wounds to his back and a laceration on his right hand and was taken by EMS to Medical University Hospital.

Officers said Carns told them that he stabbed the victim after they got into an argument and the other man threatened him with a club, but he wasn’t trying to kill him, according to the report.

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