Wife charged in man's stabbing

Carolyn Salter

MCCLELLANVILLE -- A man told authorities his wife stabbed him while he was in bed, and the woman admitted to Charleston County sheriff's deputies that's what she had done.

"I stabbed him, I hate him and want him dead," Carolyn A. Salter told authorities, according to a Sheriff's Office report.

Salter, 70, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with intent to kill.

The victim, Stanley Earl Salter, 82, called 911 and reported being stabbed about 6 p.m. Monday. When deputies arrived at the River Road home, the couple was standing inside at the front door. Both had been drinking, the report said. She is retired and he is a self-employed crabber, the report said.

He was stabbed in the chest with a homemade knife with a 6 1/2-inch blade engraved with his name, "Capt. Stanley," and "Hugo 1989."

Sheriff's Maj. John Clark said he was treated at an area hospital and released. His wife was released on bond from the Charleston County jail.