Report: Man accused of assaulting child's mother, hiding drugs in rectum

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A North Charleston man was accused of destroying a table and a bathroom sink then threatening to kill the woman living there during a fight about their child, according to a report from the North Charleston Police Department.

The report states James Terry III is facing criminal domestic violence and kidnapping charges for the incident that happened on Florida Avenue early Tuesday morning. He was also charged with possession of cocaine base after jail officials found crack cocaine in his rectum, the report states.

According to the report, Terry showed up at the woman's home around 3 a.m. to fight about his visitation rights to his son. The argument escalated and he allegedly grabbed a hammer and smashed a table, the report states.

According to the incident report, some of the glass shards cut the woman.

He refused the leave when the woman told him to get out of her home, opting instead to grab her by the hair and drag her outside to his car, she told police, adding that he threatened to use the hammer on her if she did not do as he said.

He spent three hours driving her around, dropping the woman back off at her home around 7 a.m., but the report states the woman did not call police until more than 4 hours later. She told officers she was too scared to call before then.

While talking to officers, the woman played voice mail messages for them that featured a man screaming about his baby, saying he would "get my gun and end this," according to the report. The woman also told officers she thought Terry would be able to bond out of jail quickly because his mother is a bondwoman, the report states.

The report notes that Terry had been arrested a few days earlier for allegedly assaulting the woman's sister. The phone calls, officers said, began shortly after he posted bail on the first-degree assault charges.

Terry is currently being held on a $110,000 bond, according to the county's inmate search website.

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