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Assault suspect fought over 4-year-old child

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Jason Lee Adams (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Jason Lee Adams (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach man spent time behind bars over the weekend after police say he was involved in a scuffle the harmed a 4-year-old child.

The male suspect, 40-year-old Jason Lee Adams, reportedly wanted to take the 4-year-old victim to the beach Saturday morning, but being clearly intoxicated, the child's mother wouldn't allow it.

Trying to take the child from her arms, the female victim says the three of them came crashing down, causing a large photo frame to fall from the wall and break into several pieces of glass.

That frame, the incident report states, hit Adams in the head.

Getting a grip on the situation, the female victim says the grabbed her child and ran outside along with a witness and two other children who saw what happened.

That witness reported to police that she was trying to help the victim off the floor when Adams tackled her, but the managed to get out of the home.

When Horry County Police officers arrived at the home on Fairway Ridge in Surfside Beach Saturday morning, they found Adams chasing the female victim and children through the parking lot outside, shouting and screaming at them.

Several other residents in the area called to report the domestic dispute, and officers noted in the report that Adams carried a strong smell of alcohol.

After questioning the victim further, they found that Adams had a history of domestic violence and may have assaulted the witness who tried to help the female victim get out of the home.

Adams was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center Saturday night and charged with criminal domestic violence and cruelty to children. He was released on Sunday night on a $10,000 bond.

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