Man accused of groping woman, hitting her with car gets $50K bond

Surveillance pictures of suspect. (Source: CPD)
Surveillance pictures of suspect. (Source: CPD)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The 31-year-old man accused of groping a woman at a gas station, and later hitting her with his car while she was riding away on her bicycle, has been granted a $50,000 bond.

Enrico Bryant Jr., of Lodge, SC, appeared in bond court on Wednesday, one day after Charleston police arrested him and charged him with high and aggravated nature assaulted and battery second-degree. He was locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

Officers say the incident took place on May 10 around 1 a.m. at a Kangaroo gas station located at 1406 Savannah Hwy.

According to court documents, Bryant grabbed the victim's buttocks while outside the gas station. When the victim confronted the suspect, he became defensive.

Police say as the victim left the gas station on her bicycle to go home, the suspect followed her in his car.

According to the victim, she heard the suspect's motor rev right before the vehicle hit her back tire, throwing her to the ground along Wantoot Boulevard. Police say she injured her left hand when she fell of the bike.

The report states the vehicle then stopped, turned around, and drove back towards Savannah Highway.

Investigators said they received a tip on Bryant through Crime Stoppers after video of the incident was aired by Lowcountry media outlets.

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