A Surfside Beach man faces multiple charges from two police agencies in Horry County in connection with three separate incidents involving two assaults and a threat of violence, according to authorities.
Casey Justin Smith, 24, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday on charges of simple possession of marijuana, second-offense criminal domestic violence and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to jail records. His bond was set at $15,620.
Those charges stemmed from incidents in Surfside Beach.
About 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Myrtle Beach police charged Smith with telephone/unlawful communication and he is being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail pending a bond hearing.
In that incident, Myrtle Beach police sought an arrest warrant for Smith after a 41-year-old reported on March 9 that he received multiple calls to his cell phone, according to a police report. The victim said Smith left four threatening voicemail messages and one threatening text message, which he played and showed to officers.
The victim told officers Smith threatened to harm him and he felt in fear for his safety. The report did not list any other details about a motive or how the men know each other.
In the Surfside Beach incidents, police charged Smith after officers were called on two separate days for a 23-year-old woman being assaulted, according to police reports.
In the first incident, officers were called at 2 a.m. Saturday to an apartment at 212 10th Ave. S., after the victim said she argued with Smith because he accused her of cheating on him, according to the report. The victim told officers that Smith choked her and took her keys and cell phone to keep her from leaving the apartment.
The victim had multiple bruises to her face and body, according to the report. Officers sought a warrant for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in that incident.
When police arrested Smith this week, they found a small amount of marijuana in his pocket and he was charged with simple possession of marijuana, according to the report. Smith told police that the couple had been drinking that day and the victim hit him and he tried to restrain her and that she punched him in the face.
Smith also said the couple later reconciled, but he told her he wanted to break up.
In the second incident, the victim told officers that at 1 a.m. Tuesday she went to the apartment and found Smith entertaining another woman and she ordered them to leave, according to the report. The victim told police that Smith and the woman left and returned two hours later, and they argued.
During the argument, the victim said Smith threatened to destroy her laptop with a cup of water and he poured the water on her foot before he threw the cup on her foot, which caused a bruise, according to the report. That incident resulted in officers getting a warrant for criminal domestic violence.
Smith told officers that he argued with the victim, when she went to hit him in his private region and in self-defense he used the cup of water to deflect her, according to the report. Smith told police that the cup came out of his hand and landed on her foot.
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