Mount Pleasant stabbing suspect turns himself into authorities

Matthew Barnes, 25, of Charleston

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — The Mount Pleasant Police Department says a man responsible for a stabbing in Mount Pleasant, turned himself into authorities.

Matthew Barnes, 25, of Charleston is charged with attempted murder, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Authorities say on Saturday, August 20, at approximately 3:40 a.m., officers responded to 36 Perseverance Street in reference to a stabbing.

We’re told Barnes was attending a house party at the location when an altercation broke out with another guest.

During the altercation, Barnes stabbed the first victim in the neck and abdomen, according to authorities. A second victim was cut on the arm and shoulder.

Medics transported both to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The pair has since been released.

Barnes turned himself in to officers on Thursday, August 25.

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