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South Carolina man faces SC Criminal Law after attacking girlfriend, dog

SC Criminal ChargesA man arrested in Myrtle Beach, SC, faces SC Criminal Law for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. He is also accused of throwing her dog against a wall. Police arrested the man Sunday in Myrtle Beach.

23-year-old Randy Joseph Thompson was charged with criminal domestic violence, mistreatment of animals, and hindering arrest.  According to the police report, officers were called to the Super 8 Motel at 2450 South US Highway 17, just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning.  There, they spoke to a 30-year-old woman, who claimed that her boyfriend, Mr. Thompson, had violated SC criminal law by attacking her.

The victim claimed that she and Thompson had argued, but had resolved the argument before going out to a bar in the area.  When they returned from the bar, she was still angry with Thompson.  Thompson, upon realizing she was still angry, began arguing with her again.

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SC Criminal LawOnce the argument began, the victim claims that she attempted to lock herself in the bathroom, but Thompson overpowered her and pushed the door open.  The force of the opening door then caused her to fall into the bathtub and hit her head.

The victim claimed that Thompson then cornered her, shoved her against the wall, hitting her head again.

Acting in further violation of SC criminal law, Thompson then left the room with her dog.  The victim chased him down the stairwell, and when she tried to get her dog back, Thompson allegedly threw the dog into the wall.  In response to his throwing the dog, the victim slapped him on his arm, at which point he pushed her again, hitting her head a third time.

Fellow motel guests called 911 upon hearing the disturbance, and the 911 operator dispatched Officers to the scene.  Officers stated that Thompson did not cooperate with police.  Thompson does not have any prior charges for criminal domestic violence.

SC Criminal Law Attorneys

If you or a loved one is facing charges, and need a SC Criminal Law attorney, the seasoned lawyers at Strom Law Firm can help. Working for over 16 years throughout the entire state to help those accused of crimes, both minor and serious, the attorneys at the Strom Law Firm know how to protect your rights in South Carolina and Georgia.

As soon as you can, following your charge, it is important to hire counsel with the experience and knowledge to help protect you. The Attorneys at Strom Law Firm, including former US Attorney for the District of South Carolina, Pete Strom, are well-versed in SC criminal law, including defense for the following:

  • Drug Charges ranging from Simple Possession to Trafficking
  • DUI Defense, and other Alcohol-Related Charges
  • Assault, Battery
  • Criminal Domestic Violence
  • Minor In Possession
  • Public Drunkenness, Open Container
  • YOA Offenses
  • Federal Criminal Defense 
  • ALL Other Charges

Establishing an effective strategy as soon as you can is a critical component of defending yourself against criminal charges. The biggest part of that strategy is finding a lawyer who can stand up for you, and who knows the system.  If you have been charged with a crime, you do not have to fight the charges alone. Contact the Strom Law Firm today, and let us start working to help you.

SC Criminal Law and Defense

If you or a loved one have been charged with criminal activity, and need sc criminal law defense, the attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We offer criminal defense for all South Carolina criminal charges, in all counties of the state, including Fairfield, Aiken, Allendale, Kershaw, and Orangeburg counties. We also offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case. Call the Strom Law Firm today at 803.252.4800.

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About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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