Judge denies bond for man accused of stabbing cabbie in neck

Bobby Luntsford (Source: CCDC)
Bobby Luntsford (Source: CCDC)

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A homeless man accused of stabbing a cab driver in the neck last Thursday was denied bond on Tuesday morning.

Court documents state Bobby Thomas Luntsford, 36, was arrested Monday on a charge of attempted murder after North Charleston police say he stabbed a cab driver when he was asked to pay a fare.

Police said Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputies picked Luntsford up on Highway 17 around 11 p.m. after receiving a tip he was walking along the highway.

According to an incident report, the cab driver picked up the suspect, 36-year-old Bobby Thomas Luntsford, outside Patrick's Pub in West Ashley and drove him to the North Bluff Apartments on St. Ives Road.

The victim said as they arrived, Luntsford told him to take him to Arby's on Greenridge Road. Once there, the victim said he asked Lunstford for money, and was then stabbed in the neck. Luntsford then got out of the cab and ran away, the victim said.

The cab driver then went to the parking lot of Dial America where he called police. The report states the cab driver was holding a rag to the left side of his neck and had a large amount of blood on his t-shirt.

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