Worker fatally stabbed at Towne Centre

Mount Pleasant police block the rear entrance to Belk in Towne Centre after a construction worker stabbed a fellow worker Wednesday

An argument between workers renovating the Belk store in Town Centre ended in a fatal stabbing, according to Mount Pleasant police.

Officers were searching for suspect Dennis Elvin Cervantes-Pavon Wednesday night, according to Inspector Chip Googe. Pavon, 33, is described as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, 150 to 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, wearing a shirt with red and white horizontal stripes, blue jeans and tan boots.

The victim was not identified. He was taken to East Cooper Regional Medical Center and later died of his injuries, Googe said.

The stabbing was reported shortly before 6 p.m. Belk closed for a couple hours but reopened before closing time.

The police activity was located at the back of Towne Centre near Hungry Neck Boulevard and did not appear to be disrupting other stores. Police cars were also stationed along highways as officers set up a perimeter around Labor Camp and Venning roads to search for the suspect with dogs.

Pavon was still on the loose after 10 p.m. Anyone who spotted him was asked to call 911.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.