A Berkeley County man awaiting trial on burglary and attempted murder charges is back in jail after being accused of beating his wife and running from deputies.
Kevin Matthew Russell, 29, of Fremont Drive near Summerville, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with two counts of second-offense criminal domestic violence and resisting arrest.
Deputies had tried to arrest Russell before after his wife called for help and he ran, according the incident report from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
Russell had boasted on his Facebook page that he would never be captured, according to the report. But he surrendered when the U.S Marshals Task Force surrounded his trailer.
He tried to escape again after he arrived at the jail, according to the report. A deputy filling out paperwork said he saw Russell trying to slip the handcuffs from behind his back, over his legs and to the front. Given his violent past, the deputy was concerned and called in another officer to sit on Russell until he finished the paperwork, according to the report.
Russell is accused of beating his wife on several occasions at her house on Cane Slash Road on Johns Island. When deputies showed up at the house after an incident last month, he ran out the back door and ignored commands to stop, according to the arrest warrant.
He was arrested on the burglary and attempted murder charges in January 2011 and relased on bail, according to Charleston County Court records.
While awaiting trial on those charges, he was charged with pot possession in May 2012 and served another six weeks in jail.
Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.
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