Judge denies bond reduction for man accused in Market Common baseball bat attack

Bond denied for Market Common bat attack suspect

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBMF) – The man accused of attacking people with a metal bat and threatening a 2-year-old had his bond reduction request denied Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called last month to an apartment on Margarita Drive in The Market Common to investigate a reported assault.

Warrants show that 29-year-old Ryan Knox attacked three people with a metal bat and even knocked a woman unconscious. He’s also accused of threatening to kill a two-year-old who was in the apartment at the time.

Knox’s attorney argued that he is a war hero with a Purple Heart and suffers from PTSD. But the prosecution argued that the disease isn’t an excuse.

“I appreciate circumstances presented on both sides, but I do not find there has been a significant, if any, change in circumstances that would cause this court to change the bond as set,” Judge Steven John said.

Knox’s bond remains at $200,000.

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