Woman beaten, dumped
On August 8, according to an incident report, Summerville Police responded to the Hampton Inn for an assault call. The desk clerk, who called police, informed them that the victim, a 45-year-old woman had entered the lobby of the hotel and handed her a piece of paper with a license number on it. The woman told the clerk she had “been beaten up and tossed out of a truck” bearing that tag number.
The clerk, observing blood on the paper and the victim’s hands, called police. A white male then entered the hotel and demanded the paper from her. She refused to give it to him. The man told the clerk it was his phone number. He then left.
Police observed the victim had abrasions on her lip, arm and finger.
The victim told police she had met the truck driver, “Steven” (she was unsure of his last name), in Atlanta at a truck stop and had been traveling with him through several states.
She told police that they were in his truck in the Walmart parking lot when he demanded she have sex with him. She refused and he attempted to force her. She told police she kicked and punched him so he threw her and her belongings out of the truck and fled the area in his truck leaving her stranded. The victim told police she wanted to get to Charleston to enter a drug rehab center. Police gave her contact information for a number of area rehab possibilities.