Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Charleston Stabbing Spree


A serial stabbing suspect is now in custody after a dramatic series of events unfolded yesterday in Charleston and Mt Pleasant.

39-year-old Anthony Doty now faces serious charges, including attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault and battery, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to the Charleston Police Department.

The incident began with a stabbing reported at the intersection of King Street and Engel Street, as stated by Police Sergeant Anthony Gibson. The victim, fortunately, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received immediate treatment from EMS at the scene.

The situation escalated when police attempted to halt Doty’s vehicle, which he refused, initiating a police chase. Gibson detailed that Doty aggressively reversed into a police cruiser during the chase, attempting to do so again. The chase concluded with Doty’s vehicle being cornered in a parking lot on Magrath Darby Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, where he then barricaded himself inside his vehicle for several hours, refusing to surrender.

The standoff led to the closure of Magrath Darby Boulevard between Coleman Boulevard and Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, causing significant disruption. Doty was eventually apprehended around midnight Wednesday, bringing an end to the tense situation.