NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 39-year-old man is behind bars accused of burning a woman and stabbing her 20-year-old son in the chest.
The North Charleston Police Department arrested Ronald Michael Pye and charged him with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and second-degree assault and battery.
On Sunday night, police responded to a home on Hilt Street for a reported stabbing. When responding officers arrived, they saw a 20-year-old man, with a puncture wound to his chest, walking in front of a house.
The victim said he was sitting in his house when his mother came rushing in following an altercation with Pye.
The victim's mother told investigators that Pye grabbed her and burned her using a fire in the backyard. A police report states the woman received minor injuries to her hands and arms, and reported that her hair was also singed during the incident.
According to police, when the victim went outside with his mother to confront Pye, Pye pushed him and the victim struck Pye in the face.The victim reported that he was then stabbed by Pye with an unknown object.
Police say Pye then ran down the road, got in a vehicle and fled the scene.
Officers then located Pye at his home on Stone Henge Drive where the Hanahan Police Department and Charleston County Sheriff's Office responded and secured the home.
NCPD officials say law enforcement called multiple people out of the house, and it was apparent that someone was still inside the residence.
Police say officers found Pye in a locked bedroom on the ground hiding beside his bed.
A police report states Pye questioned why law enforcement was at his home and said he did not do anything.