Fort Mill woman accuses boyfriend of assault with watermelon

08/28/2014 2:58 PM

08/28/2014 2:59 PM

A Fort Mill man is charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon Wednesday evening.

The 41-year-old girlfriend said that her live-in boyfriend, Jimmy Poage, 48, had been drinking and believed she was cheating on him. She claims that Poage threw a watermelon at her, a York County Sheriff Office report states. It hit her recently repaired hip.

Police arrived and found Poage walking away from their J.W. Wilson Road residence. Poage, still intoxicated, told police his girlfriend lied about being hit with the watermelon. Poage said his girlfriend slapped him and smeared watermelon on her clothes.

Poage was charged with criminal domestic violence, with a $5,000 bond.

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