A Rock Hill woman was repeatedly assaulted by her boyfriend and held against her will Friday night, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.
The suspect, Monte Ray Hopkins, 25, was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with assault and battery and kidnapping, records show.
The 19-year-old victim told police that Hopkins picked her up from her house after work, the report says. She said she had been planning to leave him because the relationship was abusive, the report says.
The victim said she tried to break up with Hopkins in the car and “things got out of control,” the report says.
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She told deputies he assaulted her and grabbed her when she tried to run away, the report says.
She said he took her back to his house on Russell Road despite her “pleading to be returned home,” the report says.
At his Russell Road home, they watched movies until 2 a.m., when she fell asleep and Hopkins went through her phone, the victim told police.
She told police Hopkins woke her up to ask about some messages in her phone and assaulted her “again and again,” the report says.
The victim told police she tried to yell for help, but that he “stopped her by wrapping his hands around her throat and cutting off her airway until she blacked out briefly,” the report says.
The victim said he continued to beat her until they eventually fell asleep, the report says.
The victim told police Hopkins seemed OK the next morning, but that he confronted her again, the report says.
She told deputies that he beat her again, and that she screamed until his mother overheard and “held Monte back long enough for (her) to escape,” the report says.
The victim was able to call her mom to pick her up and contact 911, the report says.
The York County Sheriff’s Office and Rock Hill Police Department both investigated the case, the report says.
Hannah Smoot: 803-329-4068