Conway man allegedly attacks sleeping couple with hammer

troot@thesunnews.comMarch 20, 2013 

— A Conway man is being held on $37,000 bond after Horry County police charged him with burglary, attempted murder and damaging property in connection with a hammer attack on a sleeping couple, according to a police report.

Winston Boyd Leviner II, 33, of Conway was charged with first-degree burglary, resisting arrest, attempted murder and malicious damage to personal property with a value of $2,000 or less, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Leviner remains held there since being booked into the jail at 10:43 a.m. Monday on $37,000 bond.

Horry County police charged Leviner in connection with an assault of a couple at a home on Krystal Lane that occurred about 3:45 a.m. March 14, according to a police report. A 24-year-old man told police that Leviner forced his way inside the home and tried to attack him with a large hammer.

The victim said he was sleeping when Leviner came into the home and tried to hit him, but the victim was able to get the hammer, according to the report. The victim said Leviner then punched him several times before leaving.

A 42-year-old woman told police she was sleeping next to the male victim when Leviner jumped over her and attacked the man, according to the report. The woman said she recognized Leviner’s voice because she had been in a prior relationship with him. The woman ran out of the room during the attack and called police for help.

Officers noted the front door of the home had damage consistent with being forced open and the man’s vehicle had been struck with a hammer, which caused damage to his hood and windshield, according to the report. Officers also found the hammer at the home.

It was unclear how police took Leviner into custody.

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