A Man Charged With Criminal Domestic Violence

An assault dispatched Laurens Police Department
Saturday morning to Church Street, Laurens. Upon arrival officers spoke with a
victim whose face was said to have been swollen and bleeding from a laceration
on her right eye. The victim stated her boyfriend, the subject, allegedly hit
her in the face several times then locked herself in their apartment, refusing
to come out.  The victim stated when the
subject came home he reportedly became irate when questioned about a late night
phone call. The subject then allegedly hit the victim in the face so she told
him to leave. He then went to leave but returned and reportedly started
assaulting the victim again. Officers then talked with the subject over the
phone because he would not leave his apartment. A short time later he complied
with officers to come out of the apartment and was placed under arrest.

24 year-old Jakheam Rasaahn Rice of 900 Church St Apt G1, Laurens was arrested by Laurens Police Department Saturday
morning.  He was charged with Criminal Domestic Violence. Bond
was set at $2179 and he was released from Johnson Detention Center later that day.