Myrtle Beach men charged in fight, stabbing

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 31, 2013 

— Myrtle Beach police have charged two men in connection with a fight and stabbing that occurred at a home during the weekend, according to authorities.

David Dennis, 19, of Myrtle Beach was taken into custody at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to an arrest report.

Dennis was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped in the area of Nance and Canal streets after an officer saw it drive down the wrong side of the road.

At 1 a.m. Saturday, police also charged Christopher Lee McCollum, 25, of Myrtle Beach with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in connection with the incident that was reported to police at 12:40 a.m. Saturday.

Officers were called to 1011 Osceola St., for an assault and found Dennis who said McCollum was hostile all day and fought with him, according to the report. Dennis told police that the men argued about McCollum breaking up with a 30-year-old woman.

Dennis told police he was attacked by McCollum, who was armed with a knife, and stabbed Dennis, according to the report. Dennis denied to police that he hit McCollum.

Officers noted McCollum had swelling and a cut on his forehead and cuts on both his elbows, according to the report. The woman told police she didn’t see how the fight started between the men, but she saw them fighting.

The woman said she came outside and tried to break up the fight and during the incident McCollum stabbed her with the knife and cut her, according to the report.

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