Easley man faces attempted murder charge after stabbing

EASLEY-A 51-year-old Easley man was arrested Thursday evening and charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing that stemmed from a verbal dispute.

Charles Anthony Black, of 100 Turner St., is being held without bond at the Pickens County Detention Center.


The victim underwent several hours of surgery as a result of a stab wound he sustained to the neck. However, he is expected to survive, according to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe.

Hashe said the sheriff’s office responded to a disturbance shortly after midnight in the parking lot of the Hot Spot convenience store on Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley.

Deputies arrived on the scene and found a man had been stabbed in the throat. An investigation into the incident determined the victim and Black had engaged in a verbal dispute that occurred within a moving vehicle.

The incident report claims the two, along with other passengers, exited the vehicle still involved in a verbal altercation. Black allegedly told the victim he was going to stab him, and the victim “began to back away from the defendant with his hands up.” But the report alleges Black proceeded toward the man with a knife and, after stabbing him in the neck, got into the vehicle along with the other passengers and drove away — leaving the victim bleeding in the parking lot.