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      Charleston man arrested for beating, threatening to kill woman

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Police say a Charleston man early last month beat a woman and dragged her across a floor by her hair, then threatened to shoot her.

      According to affidavits, Eric Leroy Vandyke was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

      Court documents say 48-year-old Vandyke hit the mother of his 1-month-old child with an open and closed fist, and then dragged her across the floor while their child looked on. He allegedly grabbed a small handgun and threatened to kill her if she called police.

      Vandyke was arrested and taken to the Al Cannon Detention Center. A bond amount has not been set.

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