HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A Conway man accused of a series of crimes in Horry County will spend more time behind bars. 29-year-old Jefferey Price was denied bond at a hearing Sunday morning.
Arrest warrants obtained by WMBF News, accuse Price of assaulting his live-in girlfriend at a home in the 5300 block of Hwy 19 in Conway, with ‘extreme indifference to human life and in the presence of her minor child.’
According to the warrant, the victims injuries to the face, arms and torso required surgery. A second warrant claims Price punched the child in the chest as he was attempting to stop the assault.
The sister of the victim testified at the hearing Sunday, she said:
“My sister is going to have these injuries that she’ll have for the rest of her life. They had to put tubes in here, she has stitches, she has numerous stab wounds... she has over 25 stab wounds and a tract wound. My nephew has a wound in his chest from a grown man, my nephew is 12. My nephew is scared to death to go home because of that man."
A county spokesperson says police located Price on Highway 22 Saturday morning and says officers had to shut down a portion of the highway near Highway 19 to apprehend him.
This is not the first crime Price has faced criminal charges.
Cara Walker, the Assistant Solicitor, requested that no bond be set saying that Price’s background made him not only a danger to the victim and her family but also to the community.
“Looking back at his criminal record, he has a 2007 assault and battery of high and aggravated nature, that is a conviction. A burglary second-degree non-violent. He’s got drug offenses from 2010. Your honor, most significantly, he has a 2012 kidnapping and an armed robbery. A 2012 burglary second-degree. Two shopliftings, public disorderly, he has a 2015 grand larceny, shoplifting, violation of probation, financial transaction card fraud, breaking and entering into an automobile, another financial transaction card fraud, petty larceny, grand larceny, and relevant to this case in 2018 he has a criminal domestic violence second-degree and violation of city ordinance,” Walker said.
This morning, Price did not have an attorney and it’s unclear if he plans to apply for a public defender or seek representation on his own.
He is scheduled to return to court in November for the attempted murder charge.