South Carolina Police arrested a Dorchester man on Sunday night after he allegedly ran over his girlfriend and told them that “he had to do it.”
New York Post reports that 27-year-old Corey Bryce Adams reportedly told police that he hit his girlfriend, 22, with his car because he thought she was cheating on him. Authorities said that the victim was walking in a Publix parking lot at around 11 p.m. when Adams hit her from behind.
Officers said she was “bleeding profusely, ” sustained a head injury, and had swelling above her left eye. They said she couldn’t remember exactly what happened because she thinks she blacked out. She said she could not remember what happened. Pieces of plastic from the headlight were left at the scene and from evidence gathered, authorities determined that a Ford Focus hit the victim.
The girlfriend was taken to a local emergency room where medical professionals determined that she had head trauma. She’s been treated for her injuries and is expected to survive.
Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, as well as deputies with fever Lee County Sheriff’s Office, interviewed witnesses and pieced the crime scene together. The evidence led them to Adams’ home, off of indigo Road.
According to authorities, he initially locked himself inside the house and threatened suicide.
Adams eventually gave in to authorities, was taken into custody, and was charged with attempted murder.
The charge stems from the fact that his mother told police he had come home Sunday night and told her he “ran over his girlfriend” and that “he had to do it because she had cheated on him.”
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