A Loris man remains jailed on $100,000 bond after he was charged with attempted murder during the weekend in connection with a fight that occurred on Valentine’s Day outside a convenience store, according to authorities.
William Earl Hemingway, 36, of Loris was charged with attempted murder Friday evening and was still being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center Monday, according to jail records.
Horry County police were called about 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Sugar Bear’s convenience store, 5282 S.C. 9 in the Green Sea community, for an assault with a knife, according to a police report. Dispatchers were told two men were fighting and one of the men had left in a vehicle.
Officers found a 38-year-old Nichols man inside the store with several cuts to his body, including his face, head, arm and back, according to the report. The victim told police he and Hemingway, who was identified in the report as the suspect, had issues because the victim is dating Hemingway’s former girlfriend.
The victim said he got out of his vehicle and approached Hemingway to tell him he didn’t want any bad feelings between them, according to the report. The victim said Hemingway pulled out a pocket knife and chased after him.
The victim told police he fell while trying to run away and Hemingway stabbed him several times before a woman pulled him off the victim, according to the report. The victim said that Hemingway charged at him again and stabbed him in the back before the victim was able to run into the store.
Hemingway followed him into the store and threatened to kill him and his 37-year-old girlfriend, according to the report. The victim was treated at Loris Medical Center and later released.