Drunken suspect head butts police officer

29-year-old Benjamin Edward Conroy (Source: MBPD)
29-year-old Benjamin Edward Conroy (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A man police believe assaulted a woman in her Myrtle Beach home could now face additional charges for fighting with police trying to take him into custody.

Officers responded to a home on the 4700 block of North Kings Highway Tuesday morning in reference to an assault, unaware that they themselves would become the next victims.

The incident report from Myrtle Beach Police details that a couple was arguing and screaming profanities at each other, the result of an earlier argument at Broadway at the Beach.

The female victim recalls that the male became very intoxicated, so she decided to go home, but moments later he allegedly kicked in her back door and started choking her.

Retreating to the bathroom, the male followed her and banged her head against the wall several times, the report states, before she was able to force him outside and lock the door.

Once police arrived and were able to restrain the man, they found a cigarette box in his possession containing 1.5 grams of marijuana.

Officers tried to escort the male from the home but he became combative, head-butting one of them and using his body weight to "ram" them into the walls.

The report continues to state that officer were able to gain control of the suspect before he could do more harm to others or himself, but he was still disorderly after they arrived at the Myrtle Beach Jail.

The male suspect, 29-year-old Benjamin Edward Conroy of Georgetown, Massachusetts, has been charged with simple possession of marijuana, willfully resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

His bond was set at $1,351.

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