1st Degree Domestic Violence


Laurens Police yesterday served a 1st Degree Domestic Violence charge on a man arrested Sunday, following the alleged assault. 29-year-old Mark Anthony Pasco of 1035 Fleming Street Extension, Laurens was charged with 1st Degree Domestic Violence.

A warrant citing an investigation of Officer Matthew Gault states that on July 7th the defendant committed 1st degree domestic assault by attacking the victim, a girlfriend, from behind, knocked her to the ground and covered her mouth with his hand. The warrant further states he then grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head to the ground and that he also prevented her from calling law enforcement as she was trying to escape. This reportedly occurred at 1035 Fleming Street Extension, where he and the victim have lived together for four months.

With a cash or surety bond set at $25,000, Mark Anthony Pasco remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.