YORK — A Clover woman walking home from a party says she was punched by a man named “Guppy,” who stole the rings off her finger only to drop them back on the ground.
Both Andy Gordon Guffey, 41, and Louisa Kirkland Sorrells, 44, were arrested and charged with strong arm robbery, grand larceny and criminal conspiracy, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.
The woman, 45, told deputies that she had a few drinks while at a party and told a friend she needed to get home. Her friend paid another woman to drive them both home, but time passed and their ride didn’t arrived, the report states.
The 45-year-old woman decided to walk home alone so her boyfriend wouldn’t be upset that she was late, the report states. As she was walking on Ramah Church Road, a small green car pulled up beside her. Guffey, who the woman called “Guppy,” asked her, “what do you have on you?”
When the woman said she didn’t have anything, Guffey punched her and pulled the rings off her fingers after she fell to the ground, according to the report. The woman began to scream and Guffey dropped the rings to the ground and drove away, the report states. The woman went to a welding shop and called police.
When deputies arrived, they discovered that the woman’s friend asked her son, Guffey, to give the woman a ride home. When Guffey’s mother arrived on scene, she insisted that her son didn’t do it though the woman’s face was bleeding. She eventually said she didn’t care if her son or Kirkland, who was in the car with him, were arrested.
Both Guffey and Kirkland maintained that they never got out the car or attacked the woman.