A Springfield man wanted in a 2018 sexual and physical assault has been apprehended, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
“This was a brutal and senseless assault on an individual,” Ravenell said. “No one deserves this type of treatment.”
Michael Corbitt, 25, has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, first-degree assault and battery, and carjacking.
On Sept. 23, two men stopped to help a woman after they saw her screaming and waving for help from inside a black Nissan. The woman was bleeding from her mouth, a sheriff’s office incident report states.
As the men attempted to intervene, a male inside the Nissan yelled for them to leave. However, the woman was thrown from the vehicle when the men attempted to extract her from the vehicle, the report said.
Deputies noted the woman had a bloody lip and face, swollen eyes and cheeks and what appeared to be a bite mark on her hand.
The woman said Corbitt struck her during an argument earlier that day, according to the report.
Corbitt then allegedly drove her to a remote road outside of Springfield where he pulled her out of the car and began beating her.
A warrant alleges she was sexually assaulted during the ordeal.
She was taken to a local convenience store where she jumped into the driver’s seat of her car, the release said. As she attempted to leave, he jumped onto the hood of the car.
The victim continued to drive but for fear of his, she stopped.
At that point, he allegedly forced his way back into the car and began punching the victim in the “face, head, and stomach.”
During Friday’s bond hearing, the victim told the court she wanted to drop the charges.
However, Orangeburg County Magistrate Stephanie McKune-Grant denied the motion, saying, “didn’t you just state it happened?”
Bond was set on Corbitt at $16,000 for the four charges.