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Bond set for Horry County charged with assault, killing dog

Bond was set at $13,500 for an Horry County man jailed on charges he assaulted his sister and killed a 3-year-old dog that belonged to another woman.

Horry County police charged Samuel Gene Long Jr., 29, with second-degree assault and battery, second-degree burglary, criminal domestic violence, and ill treatment of animals.

Police arrested Long on Wednesday on the charges related to separate incidents that happened this week, on Monday and Wednesday.

Police said at 9 p.m. Monday, Long entered his girlfriend's home on Daisy Road in the Loris section of Horry County to get some clothes, and the two started to argue. The woman told police that earlier in the day a prior criminal domestic violence charge against Long had been dropped.

She said she threw a bowl of food at Long when he entered the home, and as he was leaving, he slammed the door on her right index finger and her foot.

Long returned to the home five minutes later but quickly left, according to a police report. The victim told officers she had a male friend stay at the house in case Long returned again. At 3 a.m., Long returned, entered through the front door, grabbed a wooden decorative hanging from the wall and started to assault the victim's friend, the report shows.

Long repeatedly told both victims that he was going to kill them, the report shows.

Officers said that during the altercation, Long struck the victim's 3-year-old 3-pound Chihuahua dog in the head, killing it.

Then on Wednesday, police said that Long entered his sister's home on Daisy Road while she was in bed. She told police Long was "acting very weird" and started going through her belongings.

Long punched the woman in the face when she asked him to leave the home, warrants show.

She tried to call police but Long took the phone and broke it. Long pushed her to the ground, pulled out a knife and threatened to kill himself, the warrant shows.

The victim was cut in the hand when she tried to leave the house, but she was able to escape and leave the scene in another relative's vehicle. The victim suffered a 4-inch laceration to her hand, the report shows.

The victim later returned to her home. Long returned as well, but the woman called police and Long was arrested at the house.

Court records show that Long also was charged with criminal domestic violence after he was arrested Aug. 19 and was freed after posting $1,000 bail the next day.

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