CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – The man wanted for allegedly making death threats against his ex-wife and throwing a cinder block through her front door turned himself in to police Thursday.
According to Information Officer Charles Francis, 39-year-old Charles Albert Dix voluntarily entered police custody about 10 a.m.
According to the victims, Dix left the home of his ex-wife after making the threat, but later returned and threw a cinder block through her porch door. The victim told police that she heard another crash, from a second block, and could hear Dix walking around inside of her apartment.
The responding officer observed a shattered porch door and two cinder blocks on the floor upon arrival. He searched the area, but was unable to locate the offender.
The victim told police that she is afraid for her life and that Dix had threatened her on several occasions. The victim and offender have children together and have been separated for about nine months.
Police offered to take the victim to the My Sister's House shelter, but she declined.
"Unfortunately, I think it's a typical cycle of abuse, and it has to be the victim's decision, it's up to her," said My Sister's House Executive Director Elmire Raven. "Most certainly you should recognize when someone threatens to kill you, it's something you should take very seriously."