Woman tied up, assaulted in Orangeburg County

Man charged with attempted murder and kidnapping

Antonio Fairey, 36, of Orangeburg

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — An Orangeburg man was arrested after a woman was treated for beating injuries she sustained while she was tied up and assaulted.

Antonio Fairey, 36, has been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping in connection with the beating of a 27-year-old woman last week.

“This is a despicable act of violence against a lady you could say is small in stature,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “We have been on this individual’s trail since it was reported – and he knew it.

Fairey is scheduled for a bond hearing on the charges on Wednesday.

Early Tuesday, the Wertz Street man was apprehended and taken into custody without incident at a relative’s house.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s deputies were called to The Regional Medical Center on June 9  in response to a reported night-long assault case.

The victim told deputies that around 11 p.m. the night before, a male became upset after seeing a text message on her phone. She said he eventually forced her into a room at a King’s Road residence where he tied her hands and feet with shoe strings and parts of an apron.

Then the man began beating the small-framed woman, striking the woman “all over her body” by kicking and hitting her, according to the report.

The assaults continued through the night with threats that the subject would kill the woman, adding he would “stick her” before he sliced her finger with a knife.

Around 5 a.m. on June 9, a relative drove up to give the man a ride to work. The relative left when the subject didn’t exit the home.

However, the man did leave when yet another relative drove up to take him to work. The woman said she was then able to leave and walk to a nearby relative’s home.

Deputies noted the woman’s injuries were severe. She said she was afraid if the man got out of jail he would kill her.

”This lady showed great courage and we applaud her for her bravery and pray for her recovery after suffering through this ordeal,” Ravenell said. “This other individual is a different matter. I don’t have the words to describe what I think of his actions.”

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