Judge issues $100K bond for woman accused of stabbing uncle

Published: Apr. 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:03 PM EDT
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Carlin Davis (Source: CCDC)
Carlin Davis (Source: CCDC)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge has set bond at $100,000 for the 23-year-old woman accused of stabbing her uncle in the chest and slicing him above his eye late Sunday.

Carlin Davis is facing one count of attempted murder.

North Charleston Police Department officers responded to reports of a stabbing at 3313 Florida Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Sunday. They arrived to find a 51-year-old victim in the middle of the street with a white t-shirt covered in blood.

Police questioned the victim while they waited for EMS to arrive, and he told them his niece, 23-year-old Carlin Davis, had just stabbed him during an argument.

The victim told police he was arguing with his niece about how her girlfriend was not "helping around the house."  The victim told officers he told his niece's girlfriend, "I should kick you in the head," and as the argument with Davis continued, she grabbed a kitchen knife that was about eight inches long.

The uncle said Davis then stabbed him in the upper chest area, pulled the knife out, and sliced his forehead above his eye. The uncle said his girlfriend then broke up the altercation, and he left the apartment and called 911. Police recovered the bloody knife from the kitchen.

The uncle's girlfriend told police she was smoking marijuana in her room at the time of the assault.

Police said the suspect's girlfriend first tried to cover for her by saying she was the one who stabbed the victim, but she later changed her story and admitted it was Davis.

The victim was taken to Medical University of South Carolina for treatment.

Davis remained behind bars at the Charleston County Detention Center on Tuesday.

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