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Man Accused of Beating Woman, Holding Knife to Throat
Friday, January 6, 2012


Richland County, SC (WLTX) -- Deputies are searching for the 24-year-old man they say beat a woman with a beer bottle, held a knife to her throat, and told her he was going to kill her on Dec. 19, 2011.

Investigators with the Richland County Sheriff's Department are searching for Jason Tyler Boykin, and plan to charge him with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, kidnapping, and malicious injury to property.

According to deputies, the Dec. 19 incident stemmed from a question the victim asked Boykin. Sometime before 10:30 p.m., deputies say Boykin had broken several glasses in a residence near the 3200 block of Fernandina Road in Richland County, and the woman asked Boykin why he broke the glasses.

That's when Boykin struck the woman in the back of her head with a beer bottle, shoved her against a wall and threw her down to the floor, deputies say.

After that, investigators say Boykin choked the woman, held a knife to her throat, and told her he was going to kill her and himself.

"Boykin held the victim against her will for hours and stated that he feared she was going to leave him," said Sheriff Leon Lott in a news release, "Which was why he was upset."

Lott said Boykin would not let the woman be treated for her injuries, and he forced the woman to drive the two of them to his mother's house.

Deputies say Boykin assaulted the woman while they were both inside the vehicle in front of his mother's house. He would not give the woman her car keys, and broke her cell phone, according to investigators.

The victim used the car's horn until Boykin's mother walked outside of the home. Deputies say Boykin gave the woman the car keys, punched her in the face, and kicked a dent in the car's door.

That's when the victim left the area and called deputies, who arrived at the residence on Fernandina Road at about 10:30 p.m.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/166858/2/Man-Accused-of-Beating-Woman-Holding-Knife-to-Throat

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