Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A vicious attack against a Summerville woman last week landed her boyfriend behind bars on charges of attempted murder and attempt to poison.
Summerville Police say Lucan Hunt, 36 of 105 Twin Tree Drive, was arrested in North Charleston on July 30.
Hunt has a long history with law enforcement. The police incident report indicates he’s been arrested in several states and is currently on parole in a North Carolina case and under the supervision of North Dakota Parole and Probation; however, he’s been living in Summerville for the last six months, according to information his girlfriend provided to police.
In the July 29 incident, a witness called to report a driver in a Chevy Tahoe was chasing a female driver in a Honda CRV down Bacons Bridge Road, and the woman was screaming “help” out the window.
The 38-year-old woman made it to a relative’s home, where Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies, Dorchester County EMS and Summerville Police caught up with her.
The woman’s eyes were “extremely red and swollen” and she smelled strongly of chemicals, according to the police incident report.
She told police she and Hunt had gotten into an argument and he pushed her down and tried to force her to drink liquid drain opener.
He then grabbed the shower curtain rod and hit her in the face and head, then tried to strangle her, she told police.
The responding officer noted lacerations and redness on her head, a contusion above her eye and a bleeding lip.
The woman and her family told police they were terrified of Hunt; the woman said he’d threatened to kill them all and burn down her relative’s house.
The woman was so scared she didn’t even want to get into an ambulance to go to Summerville Medical Center; she told police she thought Hunt would follow her and kill her.
She was finally persuaded to get into the ambulance after the officer promised he would be following directly behind; the paramedics later reported the woman, who was spitting up blood during the ride, refused to lie down in the ambulance but insisted on sitting so she could see the police car for the entire trip to the hospital.
According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Hunt was convicted in 2005 for assault on a female, a misdemeanor charge in North Carolina that doesn’t necessarily indicate domestic violence, and convicted again in 2011 for possession of stolen goods.
He was given probation at first, but his probation was revoked because of positive drug screens, failure to comply with substance abuse treatment, failure to report in and absconding, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.
He served eight months in prison for the possession conviction and is now supposed to be supervised in North Carolina for a probation term from North Dakota, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety.