Beating your spouse unacceptable

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Three individuals were charged with Criminal Domestic Violence between Nov. 3 and Nov. 5.

On November 3, Rachael Elizabeth Collins, 20, of Summerville was arrested by Summerville Police. According to the victim, Collins got upset with his fooling around, acting like a zombie, and an argument ensued resulting in her striking him on the nose.

When the victim told her he was leaving the house to prevent further issues, she locked him in the bathroom by putting a chair under the doorknob. When he managed to get out of the bathroom she threw a fan at him. She alleges that the victim was physical with her, but based on injury evidence police charged her with CDV.

Antwaun Jarell Willis, 31, of Summerville, was also arrested Nov. 3. Police responded to SMC after receiving a domestic violence report.

Officer spoke with the complainant who told them she had received a phone call from the victim saying “please help me” so she drove to the victim’s house and could hear the suspect – Willis – yelling at the victim. She could see the victim bleeding from the eyes and nose. She drove the victim to SMC and called police.

Police observed physical injuries. The victim told police that Willis had grabbed her by the throat and attempted to strangle her. She said she could see her daughter watching. She told Willis her daughter was watching so he calmed down momentarily but then began punching her.

The daughter told police she had seen the whole thing. She told police Willis had grabbed her mother by the throat, thrown her to the ground, stepped on her head and punched her “about 30 to 40 times.”

On Nov. 5 Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Pedro Seth Lopez, 23, of Summerville. Responding to a 911 hang-up that plotted to McDonald’s on Central Ave., deputies arrived to see a female hanging halfway out of the backseat of a silver Honda. She ran to the deputies and told them she had called 911. Police then saw Lopez exit the back seat where there was also a small child.

The victim said she had gone to Lopez’ house to return his cell phone. She said Lopez entered her vehicle refusing to get out. She said he was in the back seat with her child and “wanted to talk about money.” The victim said she pulled over at McDonald’s to call 911 and Lopez would not let her. She said she tried to get the child out but Lopez grabbed her arms and pulled her into the car.

Lopez told police there was nothing going on, but police observed marks on the victim’s arms and arrested Lopez.

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