Sun City man attacked a family member with a knife on Thanksgiving, police say




  • In US
  • 2022-11-26 17:01:02Z
  • By Hilton Head Island Packet
 

A man from Sun City was arrested early Thanksgiving morning after he attacked a family member and stole her car, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Daniel Palmino, 39, was charged Thursday with attempted murder, grand larceny, credit card theft and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, jail records show.

The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. Thursday morning, when authorities say Palmino assaulted a family member with a knife at the relative's home in the Sun City gated community. Palmino then stole the family member's purse and fled in her car, according to Maj. Angela Viens, a spokesperson from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities have not disclosed how the two were related. The victim was not injured as a result of the assault, Viens said.

At 9:30 that morning, the sheriff's office was informed by Sun City security that Palmino had returned the car and purse. Deputies arrived at the home and arrested Palmino.

Palmino may be subject to additional charges if he used the relative's stolen credit cards, Viens said.

The grand larceny charge stems from Palmino's theft of the car, Viens said. Under South Carolina law, grand larceny is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, depending on the value of the stolen goods.

As of Saturday morning, Palmino was being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

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