Police: Fight escalated to attempted murder at Walterboro hotel

Quenton HaKeith Sanders (provided)

WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCIV) -- Police in Walterboro are on the lookout for a man wanted for throwing a hammer at another man's head at a hotel.

According to Chief Otis Rhodes, Walterboro Public Safety officers responded to theSunset Inn on Bells Highway Sunday just before 5 p.m. to break up a fight.

Witnesses told police that thevictim, a 31-year-old man, and 19-year-old Quenton HaKeith Sanders had a series of arguments throughout the day, and that at some point Sandersleft and came back with two other black males.

According to police, one of the black males reportedlyput his hand in his waistband as if he had a gun and the victim pulled ahammer from his pocket which he threw at Sanders when Sanders struck him withan unknown blunt object.{}

Police said Werts blackedout and didn't wake up until law enforcement was on the scene.

Colleton CountyFire Rescue responded and transported the victim to Colleton County Medical Center.{}{}

On February 25, the victim identifiedone of the suspects as Quenton Sanders. Warrants are not out for his arrest for attempted murder.

Anyone having information about thisincident should contact Walterboro Public Safety at (843) 782-1030 or (843)549-1811.