A Greenwood man was arrested Sunday afternoon after authorities say he held a woman captive for more than 14 hours while he beat her with an extension cord and threatened her with a knife.
Demetrius Demon Evans, 41, of 215 Jebosha Drive, was charged with kidnapping and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated in nature in connection with the incident.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to Evans’ residence at about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon regarding a domestic disturbance. Deputies met the victim and her daughter in the roadway away from the home. The victim was visibly shaken and told deputies that Evans was going to kill her. The victim told deputies they would need more back up to deal with Evans. The victim told deputies she had been in a relationship with Evans for about three years and that the two live together.
According to the report, the victim told deputies she came home from work at about 11 p.m. the night before and Evans began accusing her of seeing other people. The victim got back in her car to go to the store, but Evans ordered her back inside. Once inside, Evans began punching the victim in the back of the head, knocking the victim to the floor. Evans then got on top of the victim and began punching her with both fists. Evans then ordered the victim into the bedroom and told her to strip off all of her clothes. Evans then began beating the victim with an extension cord and threatening to kill her. The victim attempted to escape, but Evans grabbed her and tied her feet together with a second extension cord. The victim tried to escape when Evans fell asleep, but he woke up. Evans then put a knife between her legs and told her he would kill her. Each time the victim attempted to move away from Evans, Evans would beat her with his fists and the extension cord.
According to the report, the victim’s daughter returned to the residence just before 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Evans offered to cook lunch as if nothing had happened. The victim then took her daughter and fled the residence. Deputies observed injuries to the victim’s body which appeared consistent with her story. Evans denied any physical altercation and was generally uncooperative with deputies. Evans was then arrested and taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center.