1st Degree Domestic Assault

Laurens Police arrested a man Saturday on charges of an assault on his girlfriend last Thursday. 25-year-old Maxavious LadariousValentine of 118 Hunter’s Court, Laurens was charged with 1st Degree Domestic Violence.

A warrant cites an investigation of Officer Napier as indicating that on October 18th Valentine committed Domestic Violence in the 1st Degree by striking the victim in the face multiple times with a closed fist and by using both hands to strangle the victim, which impeded the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. Valentine is also accused of breaking the victim’s cell phone, which was her only means of summoning emergency responders. The subject and victim reportedly lived together at the incident location.

Maxavious Valentine remained in custody this morning with bond set at $10,000.