MYRTLE BEACH — Horry County police charged Longs man in connection with his girlfriend reporting that he threatened and assaulted her when she tried to break up with him, according to a police report.
Prentis Connie Reaves, 41, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 1:30 p.m. Monday on charges of second-offense criminal domestic violence and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to jail records.
Reaves remained jailed at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday pending a bond hearing.
Dispatchers sent officers to 312 Castlers Heights Road at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 6 after a woman was heard screaming for help and then the telephone line went dead, according to the report. Officers did not find anyone at that home and a few minutes later another 911 call came in from 827 Freemont Road.
Neighbors told police they heard arguing and the couple left in a van, according to the report. Officers found the van at the Freemont Road location and the victim walked out of the house and was bleeding from her left hand.
Officers searched the house and saw Reaves in a wooded area in the rear, but he ran away, according to the report. Officers searched the area with a dog team, but did not find him. It was unclear how Reaves was taken into custody.
At the time of the incident, the victim told police the couple had dated for about three months and they argued earlier that day while at a party, according to the report. The victim said she tried to break up with Reaves and told him she was moving back to North Carolina.
The victim said Reaves threatened her with a handgun until his niece came into the room, according to the report. The victim said after the party they went to the Castlers Heights Road location and when she woke up she told him she was returning to North Carolina.
The victim said they got into the vehicle and Reaves punched her in the face, held her and threatened to knock her out, according to the report. The victim said Reaves punched her several times and took her phone when she called 911.
The victim said they drove to the other location and she called 911 again, according to the report. The victim had swelling on her cheek, forehead and a cut on her finger.
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