Suspect in James Island stabbing arrested, family releases statement

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says the man wanted in a December stabbing at a James Island bar turned himself in on Thursday.
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 11:40 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 5:33 AM EST
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JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said a man wanted in connection with a stabbing at a bar in December surrendered to deputies Thursday morning.

Travis Derod Shaver, 38, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Knapp said.

The charges stemmed from a stabbing on Dec. 28 at The Hideout Bar & Grill on Folly Road. Deputies responded at about 2:20 a.m. that morning where they found a victim bleeding from the neck.

EMS took the man to an area hospital for treatment but said the wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

Court documents state video evidence shows Shaver confronting the victim.

“Shaver was in clear possession of a knife in his hand — demonstrating malice and forethought,” the affidavit states.

Investigators said an argument led to a fight and then Shaver stabbing the victim in the right side of the neck.

Court documents state the victim never presented a weapon during the altercation and no evidence exists that he had one.

Attorney Peter T. O’Reilly released a statement late Thursday on behalf of the Shaver family:

The allegations in the affidavits are grossly inaccurate, Mr. Shaver and his family intend to fight these charges to the fullest extent of the law. Video of the incident tells a different story and will be released at the appropriate time.

Shaver was booked at the Al Cannon Detention Center.