A stabbing in Marion Square on Sunday afternoon allegedly developed from a dispute over $400, according to an incident report from the Charleston Police Department.
Officers in the process of dealing with an open container violation were approached by Billy Dalton Kendrick, who was described as being in an agitated state and speaking incoherently. It is at this point that another man following behind Kendrick pointed toward him and told officers, “He just stabbed a guy over here. You need to come deal with this,” according to the report. An officer then located the victim, who was found with what appeared to be a screwdriver sticking out of his upper back.
The witness told police that the victim was sleeping on the ground when Kendrick allegedly walked up and stabbed him in the back. The victim was taken to MUSC with four stab wounds.
Another witness claims that he had been sitting with the alleged attacker for 20 minutes before the incident took place. During this time, the witness says that Kendrick made threats toward the victim, alleging that the man owed him $400.
According to an incident report, Kendrick later admitted to the stabbing and was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center on charges of second-degree assault and battery.