Man charged with domestic violence

  • Friday, November 1, 2013



William Rudolph Morgan was arrested October 18 for criminal domestic violence. Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies were requested by North Charleston police to respond to Trident Medical Center to meet with the victim. The deputy met with the victim who said that she had been involved in a physical altercation the day before with Morgan.

When Morgan learned that law enforcement was on the way he left the residence. However, he returned after the police left, kicked the side door in and entered the residence where he began screaming at the victim, striking her in the face until she lost consciousness. A small child in the residence ran and locked himself in a bedroom.

When the victim awoke a short time later she as on the bathroom floor being struck repeatedly. Her eyes began to bleed severely at which time Morgan stopped beating her, she told police. He then began shaking her to make her more alert. He told her he was sorry but that if she called police or went to the hospital he would “go to jail for a long time.”

She said she was eventually able to get up but had severe pain to her face, neck, jaw and head. When she asked why Morgan hated her so much and told him the cut on her eye would scar, she says he told her “she should love it because it will make her think of him every time she looks at it.”

The victim then went to her mother’s but when her mother saw the injuries she became irate and began yelling at Morgan who grabbed the mother threatening her.

The victim told police that Morgan assaults her often and if she resists, he hurts her even more. She said he doesn’t allow her to leave the residence and completely controls her life.

When police returned to the residence with the victim, they found Morgan lying in the bed with a red baseball bat positioned as if to be used as a weapon. When the deputy identified himself and moved the bat, Morgan asked “What the …. do you want?”

The deputies were finally able to get Morgan to get out of the bed but he appeared to be positioning himself to retrieve the bat, so, after several failed attempts to speak with Morgan regarding the incident, deputies arrested him for criminal domestic violence of a High and Aggravated Nature.

Morgan asked if he got to press charges and claimed the victim’s brother had assaulted him for what he had done. When asked if he was referring to the assault on the victim he claimed he didn’t do it.

He was remanded to DCDC.

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