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Man arrested in fatal stabbing on St. Helena Island

Henry James Brown is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a...
Henry James Brown is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, deputies say.(Beaufort County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 11, 2021 at 12:20 PM EST
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a man is facing charges in the early-morning stabbing death of a 35-year-old man.

Henry James Brown, 53, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, deputies say.

The sheriff’s office responded to Olde Church Road on St. Helena Island just after 1 a.m. Thursday morning for a reported stabbing. When they arrived, they found the victim, identified as 35-year-old Dominick Lesesene, lying unresponsive near the road.

Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services attempted to render aid to Lesesene, but he died at the scene from apparent stab wounds.

Deputies say witnesses observed Lesesene and another man in a physical altercation where Lesesene was stabbed multiple times before the other man fled the scene.

The sheriff’s office said they searched for the suspect, whom investigators identified as Brown, and found him at approximately 10 a.m.

Deputies say he was taken into custody without incident.

Brown was booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Anyone with information on the killing is asked to call Staff Sgt. Todd Duncan at 843-255-3418 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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