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Ridge Spring Man Sought after Brutal Attack on Johnston Woman
web posted October 4, 2012
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County Sheriff's
Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance on the 400 block of Old Plank
Road just after 11 pm Tuesday night that led to multiple incident
locations and a brutal beating of a Johnston woman that includes her
attacker allegedly running her off the road to continue the attack
after she fled the initial attack. Edgefield County and Saluda County
Deputies searched the area in an effort to locate the suspect to no
According to an incident report released on Wednesday, the woman was at
a friend's house when the Ridge Spring man arrived and began augments
with those present, including the Johnston woman. The woman told the
deputy the man then hit her in her face with a "closed fist" causing
the first of many injuries she received.
The man then went outside of the home and used a stick to bust out the
windshield of her car. When the woman got into her car to flee, the man
followed her in his truck, striking her vehicle several times causing
her to lose control and run off the road.
At that time the man approached the woman and pulled her from her car
and drug her by her hair down the roadway causing injuries to her back
before again beating her with punches using a closed fist.
The man then fled the scene.
Deputies reported they needed EMS to respond due to the woman being
"hurt bad". The arrived and transported the woman to the Aiken Regional
Hospital for treatment. He condition was unknown. The incident report
indicated the injuries were visible and were documented.
Warrants for the man's arrest were being sought on Wednesday. Charges,
though not verified, could include assault and battery in the second
degree, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident with property
damage, and malicious injury to personal property among others.
Until warrants are confirmed, the man's identity is not being released.
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