Homeless man charged in North Charleston stabbing

Homeless man charged in North Charleston stabbing

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A homeless man is accused of stabbing two other homeless people with a steak knife at a North Charleston business Friday.

James Mazyck, 49, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after an alleged altercation with a man and woman at King's Auto on Meeting Street Road around 1 a.m.

The business owner was allowing the subjects to stay in a small area of the property, according to an incident report.

Mazyck says the victims took his backpack with his money and medicine inside, so he fought them to get it back.

The male victim said he was trying to help the woman in a fight with the suspect.

The woman was stabbed once in the upper clavicle, according to the incident report. The male was stabbed in an upper shoulder blade and clavicle.

"Beer bottles were thrown all over and droplets of blood on the floor near the incident location [were found] inside the business," an incident report states.

Both victims were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

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