Cops: Teen bludgeoned Walterboro man

Quenton HaKeith Sanders (Source: WPS)
Quenton HaKeith Sanders (Source: WPS)

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - Authorities in Walterboro are looking for a teen accused of trying to bludgeon a man to death last Sunday.

Walterboro Public Safety officers say they are looking for 19-year-old Quenton HaKeith Sanders, who used an unknown blunt object to beat a 31-year-old into unconsciousness at the Sunset Inn on Bells Highway around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses at the scene told investigators that preceding the assault, the victim and Sanders had a series of arguments throughout the day. Sanders then left and returned with two other suspects.

Authorities said one of those suspects reportedly put his hand on his waistband, as if he had a gun, at which time the victim pulled a hammer from his pocket and threw it at Sanders.

Sanders then struck the victim with an unknown blunt object until he blacked out, then grabbed the hammer and fled the scene, witnesses told officers.

The victim was taken to Colleton Medical Center for treatment. When he recovered, he identified one of the suspects as Sanders, a press release states.

Sanders is charged with attempted murder.

Anyone with information about Sanders or the incident should contact Walterboro Public Safety at (843) 782-1030 or (843) 549-1811.

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