GREENWOOD, SC – A Greenwood man has been charged with 1st degree assault and battery in connection with a December 2nd incident in which police say he beat and choked his girlfriend until she lost consciousness.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to Self Regional Healthcare’s Emergency Care Center at just after 9 a.m. on December 2nd in response to an assault that occurred. The report states that the victim told police that her boyfriend, Eric Tremayne Robinson, 37, of 218 Wheatfield Drive in Greenwood, entered her home around 3 a.m. and woke her from sleep by slamming her head into the headboard. The victim then told deputies that Robinson began choking her until she lost consciousness, according to the report.
The report states that deputies observed a laceration on the back of the victim’s head that was still bleeding, severe bruising around her neck consistent with strangulation and busted blood vessels in her eyes, also consistent with strangulation.
According to the report, the victim told deputies that she was unsure of what may have happened after that as she was unconscious. Deputies observed swelling and bruising to her left cheek and jaw where she may have been struck, the report states. The report also states that the victim was complaining of chest pain, had swelling to her right eye and a bruise on her right side near her rib cage.
According to the report, the victim was able to contact a friend who then brought her to the hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.
Robinson is charged with 1st degree assault and battery. His bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. Records indicate that he posted bond on Wednesday and was released.