Man wanted for assault turns himself in

Man wanted for assault turns himself in

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say a man wanted for assaulting his former girlfriend late Friday night has turned himself in.

Officials say Ray Louis Palmer, Jr. turned himself in to detectives this afternoon.

Investigators served Palmer with five warrants resulting from two incidents from that night.

Deputies say the first incident happened at 691 McGee Road in Summerville.

Reports say Palmer assaulted the woman by striking her in the face two times. He then fled the area.

Deputies attempted to locate Palmer but were unable to find him.

Several hours later, reports say Palmer returned to the residence and began assaulting the victim again, this time with his hands and a firearm.

Deputies say Palmer threatened to kill the woman, refused to allow her to leave, and sexually assaulted her.

The victim was able to escape and called police. Officials say she was then taken to MUSC for her injuries.

Palmer is charged with Domestic Violence 2nd Degree, Domestic Violence of a High Aggravated Nature, Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Kidnapping.

A bond hearing is scheduled for Monday at 2 pm.

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