MYRTLE BEACH — Conway police are investigating a 36-year-old man taking a woman’s purse and knocking her to the ground, according to a police report.
Leron Monik McCleod, 36, was charged with third-degree assault and battery and disorderly conduct and released after about eight hours at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $1,332 bail, according to jail records.
Officers learned that about 3 a.m. Oct. 8 a 38-year-old woman reported that McCleod took her purse, phone, money and knocked her to the ground, according to a police report. A witness also told police that he saw McCleod knock the victim to the ground, grab the purse that was around a child’s neck in the rear seat of a vehicle and empty the contents on the ground.
McCleod told police that the victim tried to hit him with the purse and that was why he grabbed it, according to the report. The victim said it was not the first time McCleod had assaulted her.
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