Myrtle Beach man charged in knife assault of three people at apartment complex

troot@thesunnews.comOctober 31, 2013 

Cody Edward Bratt

— Myrtle Beach police charged a 20-year-old man in connection with three people being threatened with a knife and assaulted at an apartment complex on Chester Street, according to a police report.

Cody Edward Bratt, 20, of Myrtle Beach was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and battery and one count of first-offense criminal domestic violence, according to jail records. Bratt is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $12,742 bond.

Officers were called at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday to 407 Chester St., after a 22-year-old woman told police Bratt threatened her with a knife when she went outside her apartment and told him to lower his voice, according to the report. The victim told officers that Bratt was aggressive and reckless.

A 24-year-old man then approached Bratt to try to calm him down, but the victim and witnesses said Bratt grabbed that man by the shirt and held the knife to his throat, according to the report. Bratt then punched the man in the head and officers noted he had a visible injury to his face.

A 20-year-old woman, who is Bratt’s girlfriend and lived with him for three months, told police that she got Bratt to return to their apartment to try to calm him down, according to the report. The victim said they went into a bedroom and argued before Bratt forced her to a bed, held her down and shook her.

Officers did not find the knife, but took Bratt into custody at the apartment, according to the report. Bratt was treated for minor injuries to his feet and hands, which were caused by a bottle he broke inside the home.

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