DCSO: Man charged with attempted murder after striking victim with machete, threatening customers at Dollar General

Dorchester County News

DORCHESTER, S.C. (WCBD) – The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) on Monday took a man into custody after he allegedly brought a hatchet into a Summerville Dollar General and threatened customers, then cut a man with a machete in the parking lot.

Authorities received the call around 4:07 p.m. and sent units to the scene.

Around 20 deputies responded to search for the man, who had fled into a wooded area nearby. At 5:20 p.m., the man was located at Milton’s Branch Road and Highway 78.

The suspect, Semaj Wilson, 28, was taken into custody without incident, according to DCSO.

A report from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was “bleeding profusely” from his right arm.

EMS responded to the Dollar General and took the victim to the hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

Wilson is charged with attempted murder, according to a report from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.

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