Woman charged with stabbing victim 15 times at Myrtle Beach Dunkin Donuts denied bond

Grand Strand Crime

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A woman who was charged after a stabbing inside a Myrtle Beach Dunkin Donuts Tuesday was denied bond Wednesday.

Nikema Cheatham, 42, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the stabbing, according to police. She’s also charged with public exposure of specific anatomical parts.

During the bond hearing, Cheatham became tearful and said she was defending herself when the judge asked if she understood the attempted murder charge.

Officials said Cheatham allegedly stabbed the victim in the neck more than 15 times. The stabbing happened about 2:25 p.m. inside the Dunkin Donuts in the 3000 block of North Kings Highway, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital. Her condition is unknown, but she remains in the hospital as of Wednesday afternoon. Police said they spoke with the victim who keeps re-living the incident in her head.

Police also said Cheatham showed malice, but didn’t say if she and the victim knew each other or what led to the stabbing.

News13 has requested the arrest warrants for Cheatham to learn more details about what happened.

Count on News13 for updates to this developing story.

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