A Lexington man faces several charges after allegedly attacking his girlfriend on Monday, destroying her car and nearly burning down her home, Lexington County sheriff Jay Koon said in a news release Tuesday.
The victim’s nephew told deputies that he saw Jeremiah Luke Humphries, 36, hit his aunt over the head with a large rock at the victim’s home on the 300 block of Porth Circle near Lake Murray. Humphries allegedly choked the victim, hit her on the head with a large rock and “ slammed her to the ground,” the arrest warranted stated.
After the attack, Humphries allegedly set the woman’s car, a 2007 Toyota FJ cruiser, on fire. The fire spread from the car, which was parked in front of the garage, to the house and did an estimated $400,000 damage to the home, the arrest warrant stated.
Humphries was taken into custody Monday night and charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and two counts of arson 3rd degree.
Humphries was being held at the Lexington County Detention Center Tuesday evening.