Crime

January 17, 2013

Myrtle Beach police arrest two men following stabbing

Myrtle Beach police arrested two men in connection with a stabbing after an argument about one man being too loud and not being allowed on the property of a Chester Street motel, according to a police report.

Myrtle Beach police arrested two men in connection with a stabbing after an argument about one man being too loud and not being allowed on the property of a Chester Street motel, according to a police report.

Steven Wayne Jackson, 53, of Myrtle Beach was charged with second-degree assault and battery, while Dale Franklin Mceachern, 37, of Myrtle Beach was charged with possession of less than one gram of meth or cocaine following the incident reported about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at 403 Chester St., police said.

The men were being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail at 7 a.m. Thursday pending a bond hearing.

The assault charges filed against Jackson stemmed from a 30-year-old man being stabbed after he intervened between Jackson and Mceachern, who argued and then fought in the parking lot of the Blossom Inn, according to the report. Jackson and Mceachern stopped arguing and Jackson went upstairs to his room.

But the fight continued there and the victim got involved because he believed Jackson had “done [Mceachern] wrong,” according to the report. During the fight between Jackson and the victim, police said Jackson pulled out a small knife and cut the victim on his side.

When police arrived they found the victim and Jackson covered in blood, according to the report. Officers learned the argument between the men began after they said Mceachern was being too loud and didn’t belong on the property.

The report did not list any details about the condition of the victim other than he and Jackson were taken to the hospital by EMS.

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