MYRTLE BEACH — An N.C. man was in jail after his “small children” told police he hit their mother in the face Saturday night in Myrtle Beach.
Jamar Ke-Shawn Parker, 25, of Wilmington, N.C., was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence.
According to a Myrtle Beach police report, officers responded to the Express Care Car Wash at 2304 S. Kings Highway for a reported criminal domestic violence.
The officers spoke with two small children who said “they” – referring to their parents – were fighting behind the building and showed the officers a hat that they said had blood on it.
The children, whose ages were not revealed in the police report, said the left the hotel where they were staying and that their father, Parker, punched the victim, their mother, in the face “and she started bleeding a lot” while they were in the vehicle. Police reported seeing a blood splatter in the vehicle that was consistent with what the children said.
The victim, a 24-year-old N.C. woman, told police that she was in a fight with some other women in the 1600 block of South Ocean Boulevard and, when asked several times, said that Parker did not assault her. Police said she had blood on her clothes and face, a swollen eye and blood under her nails.
Parker declined to give police a comment. Police said he had scratch marks on his face and a bite mark on his shoulder. The victim refused to give a written statement.
The children were not hurt during the incident, police said.
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