Police determined that an alleged carjacking that left a woman with injuries to her face and mouth was actually domestic-related, authorities said.
Denzel Raylin King, 21, was charged Monday with second-degree criminal domestic violence and giving false information to police, according to Capt. Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department. He was placed in the Rock Hill city jail under $40,000 bond and later transferred to the Moss Justice Center.
Officers met with the victim about 3 a.m. in the parking lot of a store on the 1500 block of Cherry Road, where they found the woman bleeding heavily from the mouth, according to a police report. The victim said King hit her in the face and mouth and stole her vehicle.
The car hit some rocks that caused heavy damage to the front end before King sped off down Cherry Road, the victim told officers.
The woman had multiple bruises on her face and around her eyes and mouth, and her front teeth appeared to have been knocked out, police said. She was taken to Piedmont Medical Center.
Bollinger said police later found the car at King’s home.