Myrtle Beach police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly broke into his wife’s house about 3 a.m. Sunday and assaulted her with his fists and a knife.
The woman’s children, who were at 67th Avenue North home the time, said the man entered through an upstairs window that wouldn’t lock before going downstairs to confront the woman, who was asleep in a chair, according to a police report.
The victim claims the man yelled at her, hit her in the chest and then produced about a 3-inch knife that he used to wound her on the arm and neck. She told officers that the suspect left and she locked the door, but that he kicked the door in and continued yelling before leaving.
The report said the couple had been married 5 years, and that the children did not go downstairs during the assault. The suspect fled the scene in a white work van.