MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach police arrested a man early Friday morning for allegedly stabbing a 21-year-old who was trying to sell him a $250 belt.
Online records from the Myrtle Beach Police Department state 41-year-old David Donelle Henry was charged with first-degree assault and battery, shoplifting of $2,000 or less, and resisting arrest.
According to an MBPD incident report, officers responded to a report of a possible stabbing early Sunday morning. When they arrived, the victim had already left.
A short time later, an officer was flagged down on Ocean Boulevard by a Lyft driver who said they were asked to call police about a stabbing at the Sand Dollar Motel, located at 401 Sixth Avenue North, the report stated.
When police went back to the motel, they reportedly saw the victim standing in the parking lot next to his BMW.
The victim told police he was trying to sell a $250 Louis Vuitton belt to a man who went by the name of “Lil D.” The suspect allegedly pulled out his pocket knife, stabbed the victim in his left bicep and took the belt, according to the report.
Police gave the victim a courtesy ride back to his room after being discharged from the hospital. A short time later, he called police and said the suspect had walked by the motel.
An officer talked to a man at the motel, who said he was staying with the suspect in one of the rooms and that there had been a fight that morning between Henry and the victim, the report stated.
The man gave law enforcement the suspect’s name and a picture was obtained. That photo was shown to the victim, who positively identified Henry, according to police.