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Report: Suspect beats victims with baseball bat, wrecks bedroom over Christmas gift argument

Matthew Zinner (Source: J Reuben Long Detention Center) Matthew Zinner (Source: J Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Officers responded to Kerri Circle in the Conway area over the weekend in reference to an assault that occurred involving a daughter and granddaughter, according to an Horry County police report.

The daughter’s boyfriend, Matthew Zinner, beat the victims with a baseball bat, and then left the area, the report states.

One of the victims was holding her left arm and complaining that she thought she had broken it while protecting her face from the baseball bat hits.

The report states that the other victim had a gash above her eye where the Zinner struck her with the baseball bat. She also had red marks around her neck where the suspect strangled her until she almost passed out.

The victim reportedly told police that the suspect was drinking and began arguing over Christmas gifts. That’s when he started destroying things in the bedroom, even throwing a TV to the floor and damaging the victim’s cell phone.

Both victims were transported by EMS.

Matthew Zinner was booked into the J Reuben Long Detention Center on an assault of a high and aggravated nature charge at 9:45 a.m., on Monday, according to online jail records. He was released the same day on a $5,000 bond. 

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