The third and final suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing incident Wednesday night in North Myrtle Beach was arrested Thursday, according to Pat Dowling, North Myrtle Beach spokesman.
Thomas Roy Ammond III, 19, of Canton, Ohio is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to jail records.
North Myrtle Beach police arrested Kenneth James Styer, 31, and Thomas Roy Ammond, 38, both of Canton, Ohio, on Wednesday in connection with the stabbing incident, authorities said.
Styer and Ammond were initially charged with second-degree assault and battery, according to a police report; however, Dowling said their charges have now been changed to attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime following a bond hearing.
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The trio was still being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center Friday morning, according to jail records. Bond was denied, Dowling said.
Police responded to the stabbing incident at the Avista Hotel on 300 Ocean Blvd. around 11:45 p.m. in reference to a fight.
The fight began over a verbal argument in the parking lot of the Avista and eventually traveled onto Ocean Boulevard, according to police. A man and a woman heard the victim calling for help, and when they arrived the man started pulling the attackers off the victim.
While helping, the man was struck several times in the back of the head and was stabbed in the neck, police said.
The responding officer saw three white males assaulting a black male in the middle of the street, so the officer ordered everyone to get down on the ground, the report said.
The three white males attempted to flee the area and the victim – a black male – fell onto the hood of the police car. The officer could see blood “pouring out of the knife wounds he had,” the report said.
The officer ordered the victim to apply pressure to his wounds with a towel. The officer then ordered 38-year-old Thomas Roy Ammond out from behind some bushes while pointing a Taser at him until more units arrived, the report said.
The first officer informed other officers that Styer had run into the Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort parking lot towards Hillside Drive. Styer’s wife approached police and said her husband was in their hotel room and bleeding heavily, the report said.
Officers went to Styer’s hotel room but he had left before their arrival, the report said.
Styer was eventually found attempting to enter The Avista and was arrested, according to the report.