A 32-year-old Aynor man, accused of beating his ex-girlfriend with a sack of potatoes, is in jail Wednesday
Dan Howard Spivey is charged with second degree assault and battery, kidnapping, malicious injury (damage) to personal property and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
Spivey fought with the 29-year-old victim on June 2, according to Horry County police, but had already fled on foot when officers arrived at the Carolina Forest area hotel. Police found the woman crying hysterically and her face was covered in blood, the report said.
The woman said she and Spivey lived together and dated for three years, but she left him about a year ago and obtained an order of protection. When she had money problems, she turned to him for help, the report said.
The pair argued over money, which the woman said Spivey stole from her purse, when he started to physically assault her.
The beating lasted about three hours, the report said. The woman was hit, kicked, beaten with a sack of potatoes, tazed, strangled and held at knife point, according to police.
The woman said Spivey called his family, inviting them to help in the beating, the report said. She was unable to call for help because he had reportedly removed the batteries from her phone. She distracted him long enough to get to a phone by throwing a bong through a window, the report said.
Spivey took the woman’s purse and fled towards Fantails.
Police noticed bruises and markings consistent with the abuse the woman described. She was transported to Conway Hospital for her injuries.
Spivey was arrested about two months after the incident when police received a tip alerting authorities of his location, the report said.
Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381.