Crime

Man arrested after woman said she was assaulted and her life threatened

Joshua Reynolds
Joshua Reynolds

A woman told Myrtle Beach police she woke up to her boyfriend cutting a bracelet off her wrist and threatening to kill her before he assaulted her, according to a police report.

Joshua Reynolds, 33, was arrested on June 9 and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, according to jail records.

Officers were called about 10:07 p.m. Monday to a Kings Highway restaurant where a 33-year-old victim reported the incident, which she said occurred at hotel at 204 N. Kings Highway, police said.

The victim told authorities she was asleep in her hotel room when she awoke to find Reynolds cutting a bracelet from her wrist.

The victim said that Reynolds told her, “If I’m going to die, you are too. We are going to die together,” according to the report.

The victim told police Reynolds then choked her until she nearly lost consciousness. Next, she said Reynolds slapped, punched, kicked and choked her. She also said he bit her all over her body, police said.

The victim told police Reynolds had blocked the only exit to the room with a dresser and threatened to kill her if she tried to leave. However, the victim said she persuaded Reynolds to let her go outside to smoke a cigarette and that’s when she ran from the hotel and called police, authorities said.

The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment, and Reynolds was later found by authorities and taken to the Myrtle Beach Jail, police said.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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