Argument over food leads to stabbing near Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach police say

An argument over food led to one person being stabbed near Ocean Boulevard, according to Myrtle Beach police.

Officers responded to the area of 1st Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard for a reported fight around 12:15 a.m. Friday. When they arrived, authorities found one victim with injuries that appeared to be stab wounds, according to Cpl. Thomas Vest with Myrtle Beach police.

A police report stated that the victim was stabbed in the lower left side of his chest and his shirt was soaked in blood.

The victim told police who stabbed him, according to the report. The 48-year-old victim said he and the suspect — later identified as 48-year-old Timothy Lewis — were watching a football game on TV at a hotel room. An argument started after Lewis thought the victim ate his food. The two wrestled for a moment, but it ended.

After the incident, the victim went outside to smoke a cigarette. There, Lewis came out with a pocket knife and stabbed him, according to the report. Lewis said, “you’re lucky I don’t kill you,” and fled the area, according to the report.

EMS took the victim to the hospital, according to Vest.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.