A Conway man was charged with pushing his former girlfriend after she refused to give him the keys to her vehicle, and she was charged with threatening him with a knife, according to an Horry County police report.
Tai Chi Mariah Gourdine, 19, was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, and Kelvin Claude Williams, 21, was charged with criminal domestic violence, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Gourdine was released on $2,500 bail, while Williams was released on $500 bail.
The charges stemmed from officers being called about 2 p.m. Sunday to a home at 505 University Forest Drive when Gourdine called police after she left the home she shares with Williams, according to the report. Gourdine was found in the parking lot of Christ Community Church, while Williams was found a short distance away.
Gourdine told officers that Williams wanted her car keys and he got upset when she refused to give them to him, according to the report. Gourdine said she went for a walk around the neighborhood, and when she returned Williams was still upset and pushed her, which caused her to fall into the wall and hurt her arm.
Gourdine said she left the house and Williams threw a beer bottle at her and walked after her as she called police, according to the report.
Williams told police the couple argued over the keys and he pushed her with his elbow, according to the report. Williams said Gourdine’s brother separated them. Gourdine then came at him with a knife, but her brother grabbed her and she dropped the knife and left.
According to Gourdine, she picked up a knife, thought about attacking Williams, but saw her son and then put the knife down, according to the report. Gourdine was treated at Conway Medical Center for the injury to her arm.
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