Myrtle Beach man charged in assault on woman

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 22, 2013 

— Police charged a Myrtle Beach man after a 31-year-old woman reported that she was assaulted after she spoke to another man at a party, according to a police report.

Malik Darelle Johnson, 28, is charged with second-offense criminal domestic violence, possession of marijuana and disorderly/public intoxication after officers were called at 2:45 a.m. Sunday to 100 Cedar St., police said.

Johnson was being held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $7,658 bail, according to jail records.

Officers arrived at the location and found Johnson trying to run away, so an officer followed him and detained him, according to the report. The officer noted he smelled a heavy odor of alcohol coming from Johnson, who was unable to maintain his balance during the conversation.

Officers arrested Johnson on a public intoxication charge and when they searched him they found a tobacco grinder that contained marijuana, according to the report. Another officer spoke to the victim, who said she was at the party in the apartment complex and talked to a male friend.

The victim said Johnson got upset, ran up to her and hit her in the face several times, so she tried to get away, according to the report. The victim said Johnson threw her to the ground, pulled her over to a ditch, kicked her and slammed her head into the ground.

The victim said she was able to get away when police arrived, according to the report. The victim said she lives with Johnson and she refused any medical treatment for her injuries.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or follow her at Twitter.com/tonyaroot.

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