Report: Man threatened, assaulted friends with box cutter

Timothy Shane Doyle (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Timothy Shane Doyle (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A Surfside Beach man is facing kidnapping and assault charges for his actions at a party over the weekend.

A police report obtained from Horry County Police says 25-year-old Timothy Shane Doyle of Surfside Beach was taken into custody Saturday after he allegedly assaulted fellow party-goers and held them at knife point.

The report says officers responded to a party on the 9700 block of Kings Grant Drive around 6 a.m. Saturday in reference to an assault.

When officers arrived, two victims reported that Doyle had been drinking and partying with them when he suddenly 'flipped out.' An argument in the living room between Doyle and female victim escalated when she says Doyle led her into the male victim's bedroom and struck her on the back of the head.

Both victims report that Doyle used a box cutter and forced them to sit on the bed, and insisting they could not leave. The male victim added that Doyle forced him to empty his pockets, making sure he did not have possession of his cell phone.

The female victim says Doyle told them he was facing criminal charges and had no choice but to kill them.

If either of the victims attempted to stand up from the bed, Doyle would lunge toward them with the box cutter, one of the victims stated, adding that Doyle ran the box cutter down the male victim's arm.

A witness told police she entered the home and found the two victims on the bed and Doyle standing in front of them with the knife saying something about killing them. The female victim then ran out of the house and joined the witness who drove her to a nearby gas station to call police.

Police responding to the scene observed blood on the floor, dresser and on a towel the female victim used to stop the bleeding from the back of her head. That victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Doyle was booked at J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. Doyle is charged with two counts of assault and battery, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime. His bond has been set at $65,000.

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