An Horry County man is accused of beating a man and woman in their faces with a tire iron, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
“This is just brutal attack of unchecked rage against two people who did nothing but try to help this individual,” Ravenell said. “There is information this individual may have been under the influence of drugs. But that’s no excuse for attacking someone at any level, or for any crime for that matter.”
Thomas Jordan Hill, 36, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of kidnapping and two counts of possession of a weapon during a crime.
During a hearing on Friday, Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Victim’s Advocate Director Chandra McPherson told the court the victims remain hospitalized with their injuries.
The female suffered multiple facial fractures, including a broken nose.
Both McPherson and lead Investigator Marty Carrigg told the court they believe the Horry County man is a danger to the community.
The court agreed, denying bond on all charges.
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a location on Theater Road near Holly Hill early Thursday morning after a witness reported seeing a man with severe injuries in the roadway.
The injured man said a man wielding a tire iron beat him about the face and head, according to an incident report.
The man told deputies Hill was possibly on “some bad drugs,” and that he was attempting to get Hill away from the illegal narcotics.
The man said Hill took his truck, the report said. Deputies located it in a ditch further down Theater Drive.
As deputies approached the truck, they heard Hill yelling and a woman screaming. Hill was eventually dragged from the truck and the woman freed, the report said.
The woman said Hill had stated he was going to sexually assault her, and was in the process of driving her to another location when the truck became stuck.
She said Hill had also beat her in the face with the tire iron and used a syringe to stab her multiple times, the report states.
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