Suspect in bloody beating charged with attempted murder

Published: Feb. 26, 2015 at 4:59 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 26, 2015 at 5:02 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man has been charged with attempted murder after police say his victim was found severely injured inside an apartment.

Officers responded to reports of a possible assault Wednesday just after 8 p.m. at an apartment in the 4900 block of Ozark Street.

An incident report states the victim's entire face and head area was swollen and had multiple lacerations. The victim did not appear conscious, and was transported to MUSC.

Inside the apartment, officers say they found blood on the floor and wall by the front door, and a large amount of blood in the bedroom.

A witness at the scene told police the suspect, 37-year-old Robert Nolan, said "I snapped, I [expletive] him up." When told to call for help, Nolan reportedly told the witness that the victim would be okay and he'd get help in the morning.

Police say they spoke with Nolan, who claimed he was friends with the victim and did not know what happened.

A second witness told police he saw Nolan walk out of the apartment with a white plastic bag and put it at the front of the property. When asked about the bag, the witness said Nolan claimed he did not have a bag and was only outside to smoke.

The report states officers recovered the plastic bag, which contained sheets, towels and paper towels covered in blood.

Nolan was charged with attempted murder and transported to the Charleston County Detention Center. His bond was set at $250,000.

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