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Man convicted in Myrtle Beach stabbing case, sentenced to 10 months in prison

A Summerville man was ordered to serve 10 months in prison and five years probation after an Horry County jury convicted him in connection with a Myrtle Beach club stabbing.

Derek Mundy, 24, was convicted of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after jurors deliberated for nearly two days in the case.

Circuit Court Judge Steven John sentenced Mundy to 10 years in prison, but suspended that sentence and ordered him to serve 10 months in jail and five years probation.

Mundy was charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill following the November 2008 incident inside the Celebrity Square area of Broadway at the Beach. His trial began Tuesday and attorneys finished presentation of evidence and testimony Wednesday afternoon.

Jurors began their deliberations Wednesday, but did not reach a verdict and continued through much of the day Thursday before agreeing on the charge.

Myrtle Beach police filed the charges against Mundy after two men told officers they were stabbed while inside a club. The men's wounds were not life-threatening.

A woman told police a man punched her boyfriend in the face and her boyfriend and one of his friends confronted the man and they fought inside the club.

The woman identified Mundy as the man involved in the fight, the report showed.

A security guard told police he saw the suspect running through the parking lot just before police arrived, the report stated.

The guard showed police the suspect and they took him into custody.

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