A 33-year-old man was arrested after an unresponsive 66-year-old woman was discovered beaten in an Ocean Boulevard hotel room with the name of a demon written on her chest.
The day before Thursday’s full moon, officers were called at noon on Wednesday to a hotel room on the 400 block of North Ocean Boulevard in reference to an unresponsive woman, according to a Myrtle Beach police report.
Authorities said they found the woman lying on the bed with two black eyes and a swollen nose. Blood also ran down the side of the bed near her head, according to the report.
While en route to the hospital, black writing was noticed on the victim’s chest that read “Asmoday,” the report states.
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An online search of “Asmoday” revealed the word is the name of a demon who is the 32nd spirit of Asmoday, said to be a fire-breathing, three-headed, powerful king with the head of a man, bull, and ram with the tail of a serpent and is seated on a dragon.
Police said the victim was unable to give a statement, but did utter that someone hit her in the face when hospital staff asked her how she came to be injured, the report says.
Officers said they identified Chase Clarkston Wall, 33, as the offender in the incident after checking security camera footage inside the hotel, and the video was matched with a jail photo of Wall from earlier in the day when he was arrested in connection with unrelated traffic violations involving the victim’s vehicle, according to the police report.
Wall was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and two traffic violations, according to Myrtle Beach Jail online records.