Bond was set this morning for the Rock Hill man who police said slashed his ex-wife multiple times this week at a clinic parking lot.
A judge set bond at $250,000 for William Dewey Hoyles, 57, of 736 Carolina Ave. in connection to Monday’s assault that left Vicky Hoyles with multiple cuts on her body.
Authorities on Tuesday charged William Hoyles with assault and battery with intent to kill and possession of a knife during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.
Those felony charges could carry up to a combined 25-year prison sentence if Hoyles is found guilty, the judge said during court this morning.
Then Vicky Hoyles addressed the court. The Rock Hill woman said William Hoyles was to have no contact with her.
“I have a permanent restraining order,” she told the judge as William Hoyles stood steps away clad in an orange top and pants.
Court testimony showed that William Hoyles called his former wife Monday, the eight-year anniversary of the death of the couple’s daughter.
“He called that morning and asked me for $50,000,” Vicky Hoyles said during court. “I told him didn’t have time to talk. I have to go two work.”
When she arrived at Rock Hill’s North Central Family Medical Center, her ex-husband was waiting for her. According to police, William Hoyles grabbed Vicky Hoyles, attempted to put her in a car and told her to write a check for $50,000.
The woman resisted, and he told her, “I’m gonna cut you all up,” the report notes. Then the man who police later identified as William Hoyles slashed her body multiple times with a box cutter-type blade in the parking lot, according to the report.
“I did not go with intention to harm her,” William Hoyles told the judge during court.
But Vicky Hoyles said not so.
“It’s been long going that I’ve had to look over my back,” she told the judge.
Before setting bond, the judge expressed reservations.
“I’m concerned with the seriousness of the charges,” the judge told William Hoyles. “I’m also concerned that there was a restraining order and you violated that restraining order.”
The Hoyles were married for 33 years, William Hoyles said. A Web site maintained by the 16th Judicial Circuit shows a divorce order was filed for the Hoyles on Nov. 7, 2007.
William Hoyles’ first court date is slated for March 2. He remained in custody this morning at Rock Hill City Jail.