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Deputies: Fort Mill man assaulted girlfriend with a pizza

By Jonathan McFadden
jmcfadden@heraldonline.com

FORT MILL A Fort Mill man was charged with criminal domestic violence Wednesday after deputies say he assaulted his girlfriend with a pizza, splattering pizza sauce on her face, arms and clothes.

Deputies were called to 1034 JW Wilson Road where they met with a 40-year-old woman who told police her boyfriend, Jimmy Ray Poage, threw pizza at her, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. Poage then grabbed her around her neck and slammed her against the kitchen counter.

When deputies arrived at the home, the woman’s arms, face and clothing were still covered in pizza sauce, the report states. There were also red marks on her neck and a cut on her back.

Poage initially denied throwing the pizza or hitting his girlfriend, but then recanted, deputies said, and told authorities he did throw the pizza only after she threw it at him, the report states.

He told police he changed clothes after the incident, the report states. Deputies found the clothes he wore during the incident, but noticed they were “clear of pizza or pizza sauce.”

But, because of physical evidence and the victim’s statements, police arrested Poage and charged him with criminal domestic violence. He was released from jail Thursday on a $2,130 bond, court records show.

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