Crime

Two Myrtle Beach women indicted on charges in sword attack

Hakina Tinawka Alston
Hakina Tinawka Alston

Two Myrtle Beach women were indicted in connection with a sword attack earlier this year during an argument about a man, according to Horry County Grand Jury indictments.

Laqueta Enaj Harrell, 21, was indicted on charges of attempted murder and first-degree burglary, according to indictments released Monday. Hakina Tinakwa Alston, 26, was indicted on accessory before the fact of a felony and accessory after the fact of a felony, both felonies listed as attempted murder.

Harrell is free on $15,000 bail on the two charges, while Alston remains jailed on $10,000 bond, according to jail records.

The women were arrested after a March 30 incident where a 31-year-old woman was attacked and stabbed at her apartment on Claypond Road, Horry County police said.

The victim told police she grabbed a sword to protect herself during an argument with Harrell about the victim’s boyfriend, police said.

The victim said Harrell came to her apartment, and she tried to close the door on Harrell, who kicked it open, according to a police report.

The women fought and Harrell stabbed the victim, who had grabbed a sword to protect herself.

Alston provided Harrell with transportation to and from the victim’s house, “with prior knowledge of the incident,” according to arrest warrants.

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