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North Augusta man charged in domestic incident involving father, daughter

January 3, 2019

A North Augusta man was charged Tuesday in connection with a domestic incident on Crestview Drive last month.

Christopher Mitchell Reese, 23, of the 100 block of Crestview Drive, is charged with second-degree domestic violence, third-degree assault and battery, kidnapping and malicious injury to personal property, according to jail records.

On Dec. 12, 2018, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Crestview Drive and met with a 41-year-old Georgia man, along with his 23-year-old daughter, according to the report.

The man told investigators his daughter had called him to pick her up from the incident location where she had been living with the suspect, the report states.

The man said he arrived and heard his daughter scream from inside the house; this prompted the complainant to approach the home, knock on the bedroom window and tell the suspect to let his daughter leave, according to the report.

The female victim then exited the house and was followed by the suspect, who came outside with a baseball bat and threatened the victims, the report states.

The suspect then used the bat to damage the victim’s truck, which deputies reported seeing at the scene.

The male victim claimed he exited the truck to confront the suspect, who then hit the man in the arm with the bat, the report states.

The suspect then fled the scene.

Investigators also spoke with the female victim who claimed the suspect, whom she had been in a relationship with for months, became physically violent when her father arrived to pick her up, according to the report.

She said the suspect grabbed her, threw her on the bed and locked the bedroom door, not allowing her to leave for around 15 minutes, the report states.

Following an investigation, Reese was arrested Tuesday for active warrants and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was still being held Wednesday afternoon.

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