Thursday, August 25, 2016

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

Matthew L. Barnes
84 Johnson Street
Charleston, SC

On August 20, 2016, at approximately 3:40 a.m., officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Perseverance Street in reference to a stabbing. Matthew Barnes was attending a house party at this location when an altercation broke out with another guest. During the altercation, Matthew Barnes produced a knife and stabbed the first victim in the neck and abdomen. A second victim was cut on the arm and shoulder. Both victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and have since been released. Matthew Barnes turned himself in to officers today and has been 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. 

We want to thank the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in this case!