Horry County police charge 40-year-old man after woman beaten with golf club

troot@thesunnews.comApril 29, 2013 

Anthony Edward Adkins

— Horry County police charged a West Virginia man during the weekend after a woman said he beat her for two days and hit her with a golf club repeatedly earlier this month, according to an incident report.

Anthony Edward Adkins, 40, of Charleston, W.Va., was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and kidnapping Saturday and booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to jail records. Adkins was released at 4:01 p.m. Sunday on $50,000 bail.

A 29-year-old woman told police that between April 10 and 12 Adkins assaulted her repeatedly. She said he would stop, apologize, and then hit her again, according to the report. The victim said he hit her with his fists and a golf club. The couple had lived together as boyfriend and girlfriend.

The police report listed Adkins address as being in Conway.

The victim told officers she was able to get away from Adkins when they went to a convenience store at Four Mile Road and U.S. 501 to get ice for her face and cigarettes for him, according to the report. The victim said once Adkins was in the store, she left the vehicle and hid in some bushes.

After Adkins had left the area, the victim sought help at a nearby house, according to the report. The homeowner asked the woman if she had been in a vehicle crash because of the injuries to her face.

The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment, according to the report. Officers noted marks resembling a golf club were imprinted in the victim’s injuries.

Police were not able to locate Adkins at the time of the incident, and it was unclear how he was taken into custody.

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