Man accused of stabbing acquaintance, preventing victim from leaving home

Man accused of stabbing acquaintance, preventing victim from leaving home
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office arrested Antonio Raheem Mitchell on Monday afternoon on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, and first-degree assault and battery. (Source: CCDC)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a man who is accused of stabbing an acquaintance then preventing the victim from leaving a Hollywood home to get medical attention.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office arrested Antonio Raheem Mitchell on Monday afternoon on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, and first-degree assault and battery.

His charges stem from an incident on Nov. 1 where authorities say Mitchell mistakenly thought that an acquaintance of his got him kicked out of a club.

A report states that once both the victim and the suspect returned home, Mitchell stabbed the victim with a knife, took his cellphone and prevented him from leaving the home.

Investigation into November stabbing

The victim said he and Mitchell went to a club in North Charleston on Halloween night where the victim played pool while Mitchell went outside and came back a few times. According to the victim, he received a phone call from Mitchell who said that security would not allow him back in the club.

A report states the victim spoke to security staff who said that Mitchell would not be allowed back in the club because he kept leaving the establishment. The victim said he attempted to explain this to Mitchell, they then left to return to Hollywood.

Court records state Mitchell was upset and thought it was the victim’s fault he was kicked out of the club. Once both returned to Mitchell’s home, the victim said Mitchell grabbed him and a fight ensued during which Mitchell took out a knife and stabbed the victim.

The victim said he asked Mitchell to call EMS, however Mitchell refused and took the victim’s phone away. In addition, affidavits state Mitchell prevented the victim from leaving the home by blocking him.

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