Myrtle Beach police charged a 48-year-old man with assaulting his wife after officers were called to the home of the man’s parents, according to a police report.
Michael Andrew Crosby of Myrtle Beach was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and violation of a court order of protection, according to Myrtle Beach jail records. He is being held on $25,000 bond on the assault charge and no bond was set on the protection order charge.
The 45-year-old woman told police that she was sitting on the porch about 10 p.m. in the 1500 block of Wellington Way when Crosby came and started to argue with her, according to the report. The victim said she called her mother so she could hear the argument, because she knew it would become physical.
The victim said Crosby picked her up by the neck and slapped her in the head with an open hand about 20 times, according to the report. The victim said during the attack Crosby’s mother and stepfather watched and his mother laughed at her.
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Crosby told police that the victim was drunk and she made everything up and hurt herself, according to the report. Officers noted the victim did not appear impaired and was speaking calmly, clearly and was steady on her feet.
Crosby’s stepfather told police that the victim was drunk and out of control and they called Crosby to get her out of the house, according to the report. The man said Crosby tried to make the victim go outside and she resisted.
Crosby told officers that nothing happened and the victim yelled at his parents so he told her to leave with him or the police, according to the report. Crosby said he tried to pick her up and move her from the porch to inside the house, but he denied hitting or choking her.
After the victim learned Crosby was being arrested, she made excuses for her injuries and told the officers she should have not reported anything, according to the report.
The couple have been living together for 10 years and married in August.
The victim had an order of protections on file in California and Connecticut, according to the report.