A Rock Hill father has been charged with criminal domestic violence after deputies say he pushed the mother of his newborn child to the ground and head-butted her – nine days after she gave birth to their daughter.
Deputies were sent to a Hollis Lakes Road home at about 7:30 p.m. Monday when a girl, 17, reported that she had been assaulted by Michael Chase Adams, her boyfriend and the father of her daughter, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.
The girl told deputies the assault happened at Adams’ Nassaw Circle home two days earlier when he accused her of talking to another guy on Facebook, the report states. Adams, also 17, shoved her to the ground, she told deputies, slapped her in the face and then head-butted her.
The girl still had bruising around both of her eyes, a lump on her forehead and apparently had suffered from a persistent headache since the incident, the report states. She told deputies she had given birth to Adams’ daughter nine days before the assault and said she planned to seek treatment at Piedmont Medical Center. It’s unclear why she did not report the incident until two days later.
Deputies issued warrants on Adams, charging him with criminal domestic violence. They found him at his home and arrested him on Tuesday.
Adams denied hitting his girlfriend. He was released from jail that same day on $2,130 bond. A condition of his bond is that he is to have no contact with his girlfriend until his court date, court records show.
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