A North Carolina man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder by Myrtle Beach police in connection with an axe attack in May, according to authorities.
Antonio Goncalves, 26, of Wilmington, N.C., was charged Friday morning in connection with the incident that happened at 4:15 a.m. May 30 at 200 S. Myrtle St., police said. He is being held pending a bond hearing.
The charges stemmed from two men, ages 29 and 33, being attacked by a man armed with an axe, according to the report. One victim suffered a head wound, while the older man suffered a wound to his chest.
The victims told police that a woman’s former boyfriend, Goncalves, attacked them while they were at the woman’s house, according to the report. The older victim told officers that the younger man had a previous altercation with Goncalves and he pulled a knife and threatened to kill the younger victim.
The victims were treated at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for their injuries at the time of the incident.
Details about Goncalves arrest were not immediately available.
Jail records showed that Goncalves was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:12 p.m. Thursday and transferred to the Myrtle Beach Jail early Friday.
Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.