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Report: Two suspects arrested for beating woman over owed money

Left: Jennifer Yates, Right: Anthony Aigotti (Source: J Reuben Long Detention Center) Left: Jennifer Yates, Right: Anthony Aigotti (Source: J Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An Horry County officer responded to Pickering Drive in the Murrells Inlet area December 6 in reference to a suspicious call, according to Horry County’s police report.

The victim said that she was supposed to be taken to Walmart, but was assaulted by two suspects instead.

According to the police report, the victim had a bad relationship with one of the suspects due to her owing them money.

The victim said that once she saw the suspect that she had a bad relationship with she tried to jump out the car, but the driver, the other suspect sped off with all three of them in the car.

Instead of going to Walmart they drove the victim to the landing at the end of Enterprise Road. Once they got there, the suspects took the victim from the car and threw her up against the vehicle beating her multiple times in the face, the report states.

The suspects then placed the victim back into the car against her will, and left the landing towards Highway 707. When the suspects passed a patrol car that was responding to the landing they took her phone from her.

The suspects dropped the victim off on Mcdowell Short Cut Road where she went from door-to-door asking for help.

The responding officer observed the multiple bruises and knots on the victim’s face and escorted her back to her home.

Before leaving the neighborhood, the officer received a tip stating that the assault was due to a drug deal. The person also stated that she is in a custody battle against the victim with DSS for her children because of drug use.

Jennifer Yates and Anthony Aigotti are both being held at the J Reuben Long Detention Center on kidnapping and assault and battery charges. No bail has been set for the suspects. 

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