A North Charleston woman is accused of dousing her boyfriend with hot grease while arguing about their relationship, police said.

According to police, the boyfriend suffered second-degree burns to 38 percent of his body in the dispute.

Shondell Devine, 23, of North Arco Lane, is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, Charleston County jail records show.

Officers responded shortly before 11 p.m. Monday to the home that Devine shared with her boyfriend, an incident report said.

Devine moved in with her boyfriend about a month ago, according to the report. Constant arguments ensued shortly afterward, prompting the boyfriend to start dating some new people, he told police. The boyfriend recently told Devine he wanted to break up and asked her to move out, police said. The man was in the process of piling up Devine's belongings when she grabbed a pot of hot grease and threw it on his back, police said.

Devine also burned some of the man's clothing, police said. He was transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment of severe burns.

When questioned by police, Devine reported that she only threw the grease because her boyfriend had acted aggressively toward her.

Devine told police that she had been arguing with the man about their abusive relationship when he chest bumped her and punched her in the face.

Police, however, noticed no injuries to Devine, the report stated. She was held at the Charleston County jail Monday pending a bond hearing.

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