Clover man charged with kidnapping after allegedly choking fiancee

Christopher Caskey
Christopher Caskey

A Clover man is being held without bond on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and damage to property after allegedly choking his live-in fiancee, calling her names and keeping her against her will, according to York County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Christopher Dean Caskey, 33, was arrested after K-9 units and other officers searched for him after the incident early Friday at an apartment complex on Hamilton Bay Court where the woman said she was in fear for her life, reports and jail records show.

The distraught victim called police and told deputies that she found out Caskey had supposedly been cheating on her and the two had an argument. The woman told deputies Caskey choked her, pushed her into a wall and furniture, and even damaged a door and door frame in his rage.

The woman told police that she was banging on the apartment walls screaming for help and that after trying to cal 911, Caskey tore the phone line from the wall. Additionally, the woman told police, Caskey allegedly called her names such as “skank” and put his hand over her mouth to keep her from yelling for help.

The woman was able to get to a neighbor’s apartment to call police.

Deputies found injuries to the victim and damage to the victim’s property and the apartment. Authorities dispatched a dog team to find Caskey.

He is being held without bond at the York County Detention Center.