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Woman attacked through window

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By Chris Sardelli

A Kershaw woman called 911 after a man she knew allegedly broke her bedroom window and grabbed her by the hair.
Deputies responded to the vandalism and assault call about 2:30 a.m. June 9 in the 6100 block of Old Lancaster Highway in Kershaw, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Deputies spoke with the woman at the scene who said the assault happened shortly after she returned home from watching a race in Lancaster and had put her child to bed.
The victim and a friend were watching a movie in her bedroom when they heard a loud noise outside, the report said.
The victim told deputies she heard a loud vehicle drive slowly by her house and then stop. The next thing she heard was someone banging on her bedroom window and telling her to let them in, causing the window to break, the report said. She then heard the window being opened.
“(The victim) stated that she felt someone starting to pull her hair,” a deputy wrote in the report.
She ran from the bedroom, while her friend went to check on the victim’s child. As the victim was running away, she turned around and noticed a man she knew running to a camouflage truck parked outside, the report said.
The victim said she and the man have been separated for almost two years.
Deputies took photographs of the scene, including the shattered bedroom window. Estimated damage to the window is $100, the report said.
Investigators later spoke with the alleged suspect by phone, who said he had gone to the woman’s home and pulled up the window, the report said. The man then hung up the phone.
Deputies planned on charging the man with first-degree burglary, malicious injury to property and criminal domestic violence, first offense, the report said. It was unknown Friday, June 14, if the man had been arrested for the charges.

Contact reporter Chris Sardelli                      at (803) 416-8416