Man arrested on his birthday for stabbing in Myrtle Beach


Andrew Richardson (mugshot provided by J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A man was arrested Thursday following a stabbing in Myrtle Beach.

According to a police report obtained by News13, officers were called to a reported stabbing on Wednesday. Police responded to 880 Nance Street to find a woman with a severe laceration, according to the report. A warrant suggests she had a single stab wound. Stitches were later needed to close her wound.

The woman told police that Andrew Richardson stabbed her and then took off on a bike. Police then searched for him and reportedly found him hiding in bushes, blocks away, near the railroad tracks by 8th Avenue North and Canal Street.

Richardson was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center Thursday, which was also his 52nd birthday, according to booking records. He was booked at 3 p.m. on a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, and spent the night in jail. He remains there as of Friday morning.

The police report said Richardson has previous convictions for domestic violence. The warrant we obtained suggests the two have been in a relationship for about seven months.

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