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Man stabbed in his sleep six times at Myrtle Beach apartment, cops say

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After two prior calls to a Myrtle Beach apartment early Saturday morning, police went to the third call, finding a man who had been stabbed six times in his sleep, according to a warrant.

Myrtle Beach police officers went to an apartment at 1103 Dunbar St. at 8 a.m. after reports of an assault.

Police arrested Denzell James Small, 28, of Conway, after an investigation. Small is charged with attempted murder, failure to appear and simple possession of marijuana.

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Courtesy of J. Reuben Long Detention Center

Officers responded to the apartment twice before after reported altercations that morning while the victim and Small were drinking alcohol, a warrant states.

Small stabbed the victim with an unknown object six times while the victim was asleep, authorities said.

Small received a $20,000 bond for the attempted murder charge and is booked at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

The Sun News Reporter Hannah Strong is passionate about making the world better through what she reports and writes. Strong, who is a Pawleys Island native, is quick to jump on breaking news, profiles stories about people in the community and obituaries. Strong has won four S.C. Press Association first-place awards, including one for enterprise reporting after riding along with police during a homicide. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Winthrop University.


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