UNION — A Union man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing four people Wednesday night.
Quintin Jarrell Kershaw, 23, 109 Washington Street, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with four counts of attempted murder.
The incident report states that at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, an officer responded to a stabbing call at 104 Washington Street and, upon arriving, saw several people standing on the right side of the roadway. The officer also observed a man on the left side of the roadway who he began approaching after getting out of his patrol vehicle. He asked the man if he was involved in the incident and the report states the man replied that he was involved with the stabbing.
The report states the officer then asked the man, later identified as Kershaw, to place his hands on the hood of the patrol car so he could search him for weapons. It states that while conducting the search the officer noticed a wound on Kershaw’s back and blood on his hands. He then handcuffed Kershaw.
The report states the officer then saw an older man who was holding his abdomen and bleeding. The officer then asked the people standing around the older man to get him a chair to sit in until EMS arrived.
The officer was then told by the people around him that there were still people in the house at 109 Washington Street where the incident had occurred. The report states the officer then turned Kershaw over to another officer and then he and the second officer walked to 109 Washington Street where they found the door to the residence open. The officers then identified themselves as police and entered the building.
Upon entering the house, the report states the officers saw blood on the floor and that several things had been knocked over. The report states they also saw a pair of scissors with blue handles that had blood on the handles. It states they also found a steak knife with a red handle and with blood on the blade.
The officers then searched the house room by room but didn’t find anyone and left the building.
In the yard, the report states officers observed blood on the side of a dark colored sport utility vehicle. One of the officers looked inside the window of the vehicle and saw blood on the steering wheel and the headrest. The officer then opened the door of the SUV but did not find anyone in the vehicle.
The report states the officer then followed a blood trail away from the SUV heading toward the woods. It states the second officer stayed at the residence at 109 Washington Street as the first officer followed the blood trail through a wood line to a house on Calhoun Street. The officer spoke with a resident of the house who the report states said she’d heard someone banging on the door. The report states the resident said there were three females who were bleeding. She said she’d called 911 for assistance and the police and EMS had arrived on the scene and transported the females to the hospital.
The report states that the officer subsequently learned that a second 911 call had came out for the residence on Calhoun Street. The officer had the resident write a statement and the returned to the residence at 109 Washington Street where he and the other officer waited until the investigator arrived.
The warrant for Kershaw’s arrest for the attempted murder of a male victim states that he hit the victim with a sock filled with billiard balls and then stabbed him about the body intending to kill him.
The warrant for Kershaw’s arrest for the attempted murder of a second male victim states that he stabbed him about the body with a knife intending to kill him.
The warrant for Kershaw’s arrest for the attempted murder of a female victim states that he hit the victim with a sock filled with billiard balls and then stabbed her about the body with a knife intending to kill her.
The warrant for Kershaw’s arrest for the attempted murder of a second female victim states that he stabbed her about the body with a knife intending to kill her.
The people Kershaw is charged with attempted murder of include his mother, sister, grandfather, and uncle.
As for a motive for the stabbings, the Union Public Safety Department spokesman Capt. Kevin Powers declined Thursday to comment as the case is still under investigation, stating only that it was a family dispute which turned violent.
While the department does not have any information on the conditions of the victims, Powers said that one has been released from the hospital while the other three remain hospitalized.
Powers said that as of Thursday afternoon Kershaw was still in custody. Powers said that Kershaw was injured during the incident by a family member who was trying to stop him. He said that Kershaw was taken to the Union Medical Center and treated for his injuries and then transported to the Union County Jail.