Man arrested after allegedly threatening to strangle victim

Shane Wesley Cook (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Shane Wesley Cook (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) North Myrtle Beach Police have arrested a man accused of threatening to strangle a woman if she wouldn't have sex with him Friday night.

According to a police report obtained by WMBF News, officers with the City of North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department spoke with a victim who said she has been assaulted by 21-year-old Shane Wesley Cook in the shower of his home in the 1300 block of Waterway Drive.

The victim, who was an acquaintance of Cook's, told police Cook entered the bathroom and tried to remove her bathing suit by force and told her he would strangle her if she wouldn't have sex with him.

The report further stated Cook ripped the shower curtain rod from the wall and held it to her throat, telling her she could leave if she wasn't going to comply.

As she tried to leave, the victim said Cook continued to threaten her and "aggressively approach her." She reportedly was able to leave with the assistance of a friend of Cook's who had introduced the pair.

Cook was arrested and charged with assault and battery with the intent to commit criminal sexual conduct. He was then transported to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center and released three hours later on a $10,000 bond.

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