Horry County police charged a Loris man after an officer responding to a call saw the suspect on top of a woman and holding a knife to her throat because she refused his sexual advances, according to an incident report.
Police charged Terodeo Dequawn Wheeler, 27, with criminal domestic violence of high and aggravated nature. He is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $20,000 bail, according to jail records.
An officer said he saw Wheeler hold a knife on the woman after he was dispatched about 3:25 a.m. Sunday to 6266 Secondary Highway 66 near Loris, where someone reported a domestic issue then left the telephone line open, according to the report.
After responding the officer said he saw through a window a 26-year-old woman being held down on a couch by a man and he could hear an altercation between them, and the woman screaming for the man to stop, according to the report. The officer also said he was a knife in the man’s hand being held against the woman’s throat.
The officer went into the home through an unlocked door and stopped the assault, according to the report. The man, who as identified as Wheeler, dropped the knife to the floor when the officer went inside, and was detained.
The victim told police that she is engaged to Wheeler and when he got home from a club he got upset when she refused his sexual advances, according to the report. The woman said Wheeler told her to leave, so she was leaving when the assault occurred.
The victim had swelling on her arms, a bruise on her face and complained of pain to her neck, but refused EMS treatment, according to the report.