Assault and Battery in Cross Hill

Around 1:30pm thursday Deputy Hill-Mobley was dispatched to a North Main Street Cross Hill business in reference to an assault that had already occurred. Upon arrival, the deputy met with the victim who stated that she had been assaulted by the subject by punching her several times in the head and face area wit hhis fist. The deputy did notice a laceration on the victims left eye. Blood on the victims upper and bottom lip and blood on her shirt. According to the victim, a verbal altercation had occurred earlier in the day on Harris Springs Rd. and continued throughout the day but eventually led to a physical altercation. At the time of the incident the victim said the subject would not give her her cellphone. Therefore she had no way of calling 911. The victim stated when the subject drove to the store, she saw the opportunity to get out of the subjects vehicle walk inside the store and seek help. The store clerk allowed her to use the phone to call 911. She said she did not wish to prosecute the subject but wanted her cell phone and personal belongings from the subjects residence. She then changed her mind and said she wished to prosecute for the crime that was committed. Because the subject had assaulted her in the past and has threatened to kill her numerous times, Deputy Hill-Mobley, Deputy Summers and Deputy Alexander met with the subject and placed him under arrest. The victim was transported to the hospital.   The investigation will be followed u.p

James Morgan Hill, age 30, of 2814 Harris Springs Rd. Cross Hill was booked into the JohnsonDetentionCenter yesterday charged with Assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. The warrant states that on June 19th, Hill did intentionally commit a battery upon the victim, that act being aggravated in that he punched the victim in the face head and upper body causing injury to the left eye, upper lip and right finger. He remains in the JohnsonDetentionCenter awaiting bond.