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Aiken man pleads guilty to assaulting woman in 2018 domestic incident

February 6, 2019

An Aiken man pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting a 30-year-old woman during a domestic incident at a residence on Chatfield Street in April 2018.

Lance Gerard Tyler, 33, of the 100 block of Tahoe Drive, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree domestic violence, according to court records.

Second Judicial Circuit Judge Doyet A. Early III sentenced Tyler to 75 days in jail, records show.

Tyler will continue to be held at the Aiken County detention center on a hold for separate charges he faces in Edgefield County.

On April 5, 2018, Aiken Public Safety officers responded to Chatfield Street in reference to a domestic incident, and, upon arrival, met with the victim, according to the report.

The victim said Tyler had assaulted her in front of her young child at her house. She claimed Tyler struck her in the face with his open right hand, hit her in the head approximately 17 times, choked her with both hands and hit her again, knocking her to the floor in her living room, the report states.

Tyler then reportedly dragged the victim across the living room floor by her hair and continued to strike her with his hands.

Investigators were given a detailed description of Tyler by the victim and attempted to locate him in the area, but were unsuccessful, police reported.

While the police were at the scene, Tyler called the victim multiple times. An officer answered one of the calls, and told Tyler he needed to come back to scene to speak with investigators, but Tyler refused.

A warrant was issued for Tyler’s arrest on April 5, but he was not arrested until Nov. 23, records show.

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