Two Hodges men are facing multiple charges after police say they entered a home early Saturday morning and severely beat a man who lived at the residence.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, a woman called 911 at about 4:50 a.m. Saturday morning saying she needed law enforcement. The call then disconnected. The woman called back and told dispatchers that two men were in her home, located on Charles Road, assaulting her husband.
According to the report, when deputies arrived, they saw a pickup truck attempting to leave the residence quickly. Deputies stopped the truck and began speaking with everyone involved in the incident. The woman who called 911 told deputies that she was awakened by the sound of a vehicle outside the residence. She woke her husband who went to the door and saw Donald Blake Outzs, 29, of 4926 Pickens Creek Rd., Hodges, and Justin Ray Addison, 27, of 115 Porter Court, Hodges, messing with his motorcycle. The man told Ouzts and Addison to leave, which they did before returning a short time later.
According to the report, Outzs and Addison returned, entered the residence and began assaulting the man. Ouzts and Addison punched and kicked the man and shoved the man’s wife out of the way when she tried to break up the fight. The man told Ouzts and Addison to stop before they killed him, to which Outzs replied, “I do not care. I want you to die in front of your kids.” The man’s 3-year-old and 5-year-old children were awakened by the incident. Ouzts accused the man of trying to sleep with his girlfriend during the incident. Ouzts then went outside the residence and kicked over the man’s motorcycle, causing approximately $1,000 worth of damage.
According to the report, the man was transported to Self Regional Medical Center to receive treatment for his injuries. Ouzts and Addison were both placed under arrest and taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center.
Ouzts has been charged with first degree burglary, assault and battery by mob and third degree assault and battery and malicious injury to personal property, more than $1,000 but less than $5,000. Addison has been charged with first degree burglary, assault and battery by mob and third degree assault and battery.