Laurens man accused of beating, raping Charleston woman held captive for a week

Christopher Davis

A Laurens County man sexually assaulted a Charleston woman, and held her captive for more than a week, deputies say.

The woman told deputies she met Christopher B. Davis, 35, on a dating website, and came to live with him at his home on Highway 560 in Mountville on Sept. 15.

Everything was fine until Sept. 20, when Davis began drinking heavily, a Laurens County Sheriff’s Office incident report states.

The woman said Davis told her to take off her clothes. When she refused, she told deputies Davis hit, choked, and raped her.

He continued to beat and rape the woman for several days, and was attempting to rape her again on Sept. 27 shortly before deputies arrived, the woman reported.

Davis threatened to kill the woman if she ever told anyone about their fighting, the report said.

A friend of the victim’s called deputies after overhearing Davis arguing with the woman while she was on the phone.

After that call, deputies ran a background check on Davis and found that he was wanted for harassing another woman he met on Facebook by sending her pictures of his genitals from his cell phone and threatening her, an incident report said.

When deputies arrived at the home, Davis came to the door, but refused to come outside, the report said.

Deputies grabbed Davis by the wrist to pull him outside of the house, and tased him when he continued to resist, the report said.

Davis broke the taser’s wires and ran back inside the home, deputies say.

While inside, deputies said they heard the woman yell to Davis, “Don’t grab that.” They assumed the man was attempting to grab a weapon, the report said.

Deputies said Davis eventually came out of the home, and was placed under arrest.

He was bleeding from where the taser’s prongs entered his body, and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Davis was then taken to the Johnson Detention Center and charged with unlawful use of a telephone, criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, first-degree-assault and battery and resisting arrest

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