Man arrested for allegedly knocking girlfriend unconscious

Luther Spencer Stanley (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Luther Spencer Stanley (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A Little River man remains behind bars Tuesday after allegedly beating his girlfriend and holding her hostage for days last week.

According to a police report obtained by WMBF News, officers responded to a hospital in the Little River Saturday and found the victim with obvious injuries to her face and neck. She told police that on Jan. 9, her boyfriend, Luther Spencer Stanley, 36, attacked her.

The victim said she was hit with a closed fist in her face, back and legs and was hit in the back of the head, causing her to lose consciousness. She also told police she had been strangled.

Officers observed several injuries to her face and marks on her neck, the report said.

Stanley allegedly refused to let the victim leave and she was afraid to call the police because he might leave with her baby. The victim also told police Stanley wouldn't allow her to go to work for three days because he "wanted her wounds to heal so he would not get in trouble," according to the report.

She said he finally allowed her to go to the hospital in order to get a doctor's note for her work.

At that time, officers escorted the victim to her home along Cypress Drive in Little River where they arrested Stanley without incident. He has been charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature as well as kidnapping.

Bond was set at $25,000 for the CDV charge and $15,000 for the kidnapping charge, according to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

He remains incarcerated at this time. According to Horry County Police, Stanley has one previous conviction for criminal domestic violence.

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