The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has charged William Davis Jr. with attempted murder after deputies say he slashed his former best friend's chest and fingers using a 3-foot machete.
On Tuesday night, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Seaside Lane on James Island in reference to a stabbing.
When deputies arrived they located the victim who said that he was involved in a verbal argument with Davis. According to the victim, Davis slashed him in the chest and across the left hand with a 3-foot machete.
The victim told deputies that he knew the suspect and that they had been friends for several years. Deputies observed a deep laceration across the victim's chest and three deeply cut fingers. The machete was located at the scene and the victim was transported to MUSC for treatment.
Deputies say that the suspect had fled the scene and was not located at that time.