Assault suspect beaten by victim's broom

Anthony Booker (Source: Myrtle Beach Police)
Anthony Booker (Source: Myrtle Beach Police)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A man is behind bars after police in Myrtle Beach say he entered someone's home with a knife and threatened them.

That man, 44-year-old Anthony Booker, was spotted on Fifth Avenue North and Chester Street when police arrived to investigate a suspicious situation.

And that's when a property manager met them to explain what happened.

According to the incident report from Myrtle Beach Police, Booker entered a home on Fifth Avenue with a knife, approaching one of the residents with the blade in his hand.

The resident insists Booker did not stab or even attempt to stab him, but did say "I'm going to get you."

In fear for his life, the resident claims he grabbed a broom stick and swung it at Booker, hitting him two or three times. He, and several other witnesses, were able to force Booker out of the home before police arrived.

The incident report did not indicate if Booker knew the victim prior to this incident, but states he did violate a trespass warning by entering that home.

After finding the knife in Booker's pocket, he was taken into custody and charged with assault and battery, burglary and a weapons law violation. His bond has not been set.

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