North Charleston police charge 26-year-old woman with murder in stabbing

North Charleston police on Sunday charged 26-year-old Regina Carey with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a 45-year-old man.

North Charleston police on Sunday charged a 26 year old woman with murder in connection with a stabbing, an incident report states.

Regina Carey of Bexley Street in North Charleston is being held at the Charleston County jail on the charge, jail records show. She was denied bail at a hearing this morning.

Tony Cleveland, 45, died of a single stab wound, according to Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton of the Charleston County Coroner’s Office. She would not say where on the body Cleveland suffered the injury, but an arrest affidavit for Carey said the man was stabbed one time in the left breast.

Officers were dispatched to 1070 Bexley St. and found a woman applying pressure to Cleveland’s chest, an incident report states.

Cleveland, who was lying on the floor of an enclosed porch, did not appear to have a pulse, police said.

A witness told officers that the wounded man and the suspect had been arguing that morning. Another witness tried to separate the pair just before the wounded man fell to the ground, police said.

Paramedics transported Cleveland to Medical University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the report.

Witnesses told police that the suspect left the scene with three young children before officers arrived.

Carey was located in a traffic stop, and the children were found safe, Deputy Chief Scott Deckard said.

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