Deputies with the Abbeville Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic abuse complaint at Crawford’s Country Store on Hwy 28 N., in Iva SC. As they arrive they spoke with a victim who stated she had been physically assaulted and held against her will from leaving or calling 911 by her boyfriend, Ricky Grubbs.
Deputies reported seeing evidence of a freshly committed assault in that the victim’s hair was in disarray, substantial amount of hair was detached and lying on her shoulders, redness to her neck and chest area. The victim said Grubbs threw a knife at her and beat her about the head, face and body with a closed fist.
Grubbs fled the scene prior to deputies arriving. Warrants for his arrest were obtained and Ricky Grubbs, 49 of 925 Mount Vernon Church Road, Iva SC was arrested on Oct 15, 2017 and charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime, kidnapping and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.