Arrest Made in Myrtle Beach Sword vs. Butcher Knife Attack

A woman is learning the hard way that no good comes from holding butcher knife while you fight over a man. It’s a lesson that came shortly after the woman forced herself into another woman’s Burcale Road home where she found herself facing someone who wasn’t afraid of her.


The Myrtle Beach woman who broke into the home on March 30, has been charged with attempted murder and burglary. Court documents show that another woman has been charged with accessory charges for the same ill-conceived episode.

It took the police a few days, but they were eventually able to locate the suspect, Laqueta Enaj Harrell, where she’d holed up in a U.S. 501 hotel.

After being indicted, Harrel was released on a $15,000  bail. Her conspirator, Hakina Tinakwa Alston remains in jail until she can find someone who will pay her $10,000 bond.

According the woman who lives in the house, Harrell came to the door which the victim tried to close on the Harrell. The victim than stated that Harrell kicked the door open and came at her with butcher knife.

In order to protect herself, the woman grabbed the nearest weapon, a sword, and used it against Harrell, driving her from the apartment.

According to police reports, Hakina Tinakwa Alston drove Harrell to the victim’s home and that she knew exactly what Harrell intended to do once they arrived on the scene.

Although the victim was able to drive Harrell from her home, it wasn’t before Harrell managed to stab her. She was transported to the hospital where she’s recovering from the injuries which included a punctured lung.

“In cases like this, the criminal charges are generally pretty straight forward, while the liability matters are a bit more complicated to understand,” said Attorney Joseph Sandefur of Myrtle Beach’s top personal injury firm, Joe and Martin. “My job is to sort through everything and help the victim file a personal injury lawsuit that will help her stay financially afloat while she recovers from this horrible ordeal.”

Whenever someone is injured in a situation like this, not only will they have to deal with what becomes a mountain of medical bills, but there are also the financial ramifications of not being able to work while they recover, physically, from the event. Most people find that they’re barely able to stay afloat during this difficult time.

A good personal lawyer can handle all the red tape and investigative work that goes along with being the plaintive in a personal injury case so that you can focus your attention on healing your body and soul.

In most situations, filing a personal injury lawsuit doesn’t end in a jury trial. More often than not, the case is resolved during the negotiation phase.

The sooner you’re able to connect to a good personal injury lawyer in Myrtle Beach, the sooner they can take the first steps in helping restore your financial peace of mind.



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