Suspect in Marion Square stabbing expected in bond court

Suspect in Marion Square stabbing expected in bond court
Billy Kendrick (Source: Charleston Police)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man charged with stabbing a sleeping man in the neck in downtown Charleston is expected to go through bond court Monday.

Billy Kendrick, 58, of Charleston, is charged with second-degree assault and battery in connection with the stabbing of a victim in Marion Square just before 1 p.m. Sunday, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.

Officers were responding to another call when they came across Kendrick, the victim, and a witness to the incident.

A witness to the stabbing told officers, "He (pointing at Kendrick) just stabbed a guy over here, you need to come deal with this."

Officers saw what appeared to be a screwdriver sticking out of the back of the victim's upper back and neck area, Francis said. According to reports, the victim suffered four stab wounds to his skin, tissue and muscle.

He was transported to MUSC for treatment and is expected to be released, police say.

The witness told police Kendrick said, "That [expletive] owes me $400. I am going to kill him."

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