Man accused of attacking estranged wife, struggling with Charleston police inside West Ashley home
A 27-year-old West Ashley man is accused of struggling with police after entering his estranged wife’s home without permission and attacking her early Tuesday, Charleston police said.
Adrian Moultrie of Mulberry Street is charged with first-degree burglary, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, resisting arrest and violating a protective order, police said.
He is being held in the Charleston County jail. His bail is set at $102,184.
Moultrie’s estranged wife, 27, told police she woke shortly before 2 a.m. at her Cedarhurst Avenue home to find him standing beside her bed wearing nothing but a T-shirt, according to a police report. He placed a hand on over her mouth and climbed on top of her, police said.
The woman’s brother heard the commotion, ran upstairs and pulled Moultrie off of her, a police report stated. The woman escaped, but Moultrie chased her downstairs and pinned her against a kitchen wall, police said.
Moultrie was still holding her against the wall when officers arrived and he refused their commands to let her go, police said. He then briefly struggled with officers before he was taken into custody, police said.
The woman told officers she has been married to Moultrie for three years and they have three children together, but they are currently separated, an incident report stated. A protective order has been in place since February to keep him away from her, police said.