Assault suspect beats teen with drop cord, metal pipe | Crime
LORIS, SC (WMBF) – One man is behind bars after police say he assaulted a teenager twice in one day.
The incident report from Horry County Police states police were called to a home on Cedar Branch Road twice in a 24 period on June 16. The second domestic call led to the arrest of 46-year-old Jimmy Jackson of Loris.
Officers were at the home around 1:45 a.m. on June 16 where the 13-year-old victim reports he was woken up by Jackson, hitting him in the face with a drop cord. Jackson was also reportedly yelling and cursing at the victim because he believed the teen stole money from his wallet.
The victim did not have any visible injuries to his face during that first visit, but when police returned to the home later in the morning they noted the teen had several minor cuts.
The victim claims his mother told him to steer clear of Jackson in his angry state, but he believes someone revealed his location to Jackson, and that's when Jackson came running after him with a metal pipe.
The victim ran to a home on Cedar Branch Road and called police. When police questioned Jackson, he said the argument was over a stolen cell phone, and that the teen's bruises and cuts were probably from "a little scuffle up the street or something."
Jackson denied ever striking the victim. He was taken into custody on Monday and charged with cruelty to children. His bond has not been set.
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