NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - North Myrtle Beach police responded to a call where a female said she had been tied up and assaulted by her ex-boyfriend while he was eating raw fish from her fish tank, according to the police report.
The victim said her ex-boyfriend, Charles Clay Jackson, 44, of North Myrtle Beach, came to her home unannounced Friday night and wanted to celebrate her birthday with her.
When the victim asked Jackson to leave, he grabbed her by the throat, forced her onto the bed, put his black leather belt around her neck, and strangled the victim to the point where she passed out, according to the police report.
Jackson used some sort of cotton twine to tie the victim's hands behind her back and around her neck. The police report states that Jackson began to strike the victim in her face with his fist.
Jackson then removed an oyster knife from the back of his pants and held it to the victim stating that he was going to kill her and she wasn't going to leave the residence alive, according to the police report.
Over an hour later, Jackson untied the victim and apologized for what he had done. However, Jackson began to assault the victim again and poked her in the eyes with his oyster knife.
While assaulting the victim, Jackson reached over to the victim's fish tank, grabbed a fish, and while the fish was still alive, he put it in his mouth and began to chew up the fish before swallowing, according to the police report.
Jackson later apologized once more for what he had done. The victim was then able to run to a neighbor's house where she called 911.
The victim suffered swelling and bruising to both eyes, redness around her neck, and a long bruise to the right upper portion of her chest. She also suffered from broken blood vessel rupture to the interior portion of her right eye, according to the police report.
Jackson told police that while asleep, the victim attacked him using broken glass as a weapon and tried to cut him all over his body.
The victim's hands were checked for injuries that she would have sustained by holding broken glass to assault Jackson. No such injury existed on the victim.
However, in Jackson's right palm, there was superficial abrasions consistent with holding a piece of broken glass and self-inflicting injury to himself, according to the police report.
Upon looking in the victim's resident, police discovered pieces of twine tied in a knot with loops consistent to the victim's wrist, an oyster knife in the trash can, an empty fish bowl, and a black leather belt.
Jackson was taken to J. Reuben Long Detention Center where he was charged with attempted murder and kidnapping, according to booking records.