Police: Cousin Earl stabbed by family member, both charged

Earl Campbell (left) and Antonio Simmons (Source: Cashbond)
Earl Campbell (left) and Antonio Simmons (Source: Cashbond)

Two cousins are in jail after police say they got into a fight with each other at the Dog and Duck Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant early Wednesday morning. Police say one cousin stabbed the other during the altercation.

Mt. Pleasant police charged Antonio Simmons, 30, and Earl Lamar Campbell, 30, with first degree assault and battery after an alleged fight, which resulted in Campbell being stabbed by Simmons.

The two suspects told conflicting stories to investigators, but according to the police report, Campbell was arguing with the bartender over the bill when Simmons tried to calm his cousin down. The two began arguing with each other and were asked to leave the restaurant.

Once outside, police say Campbell punched Simmons repeatedly in the head and face, dragged him to the ground and swung a knife at him. During the altercation, Simmons was able to get control of the knife and stabbed Campbell, according to police.

When officers arrived, Campbell was standing outside the restaurant bleeding from his right arm from the alleged stab wound. He was treated at MUSC and released into police custody. Simmons also sustained cuts and bruises to his knees and shoulder from the altercation.

Simmons and Campbell were both transported to the Charleston County Detention Center.

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