Cops: Denied Sex, Woman Battered Her Live-In Beau
Victim says he was slapped, clawed by irate girlfriend
APRIL 24--Meet Amanda Cantwell.
The South Carolina woman, 27, is facing a domestic violence charge after allegedly attacking her boyfriend when he refused to have sex with her.
According to a Charleston Police Department report, Jeffrey Chaffin, the 33-year-old victim, told investigators that he and Cantwell had been drinking Monday evening when the trouble started.
Chaffin, who has lived with Cantwell for about 18 months, told officers that she “became extremely upset when he refused to have sexual intercourse with her.” Chaffin added that Cantwell slapped him in the head, jumped on his back, and “inserted her fingers in his mouth and clawed the inside of his cheeks with her fingernails.”
After getting Cantwell off his back, Chaffin dialed 911. Police responding to his call noted that they “were able to observe fresh scratches and blood inside the victim’s mouth.”
When questioned about the confrontation, Cantwell acknowledged that she and Chaffin had been “drinking alcohol at their residence all day and became involved in a verbal dispute.” She claimed that she only attacked Cantwell after he began choking her. Cops, however, “did not observe any marks/redness on or around the offender’s neck.”
Cantwell was arrested for criminal domestic violence and booked into the county jail. Free on bond, she is scheduled to appear in court Friday. (1 page)
Chaffin, who declined medical attention, told cops that he did not want to be relocated, nor was he in “fear for his safety.”