Man breaks into Richland Co. home, assaults woman


Richland County, S.C. (WACH)-- Richland County Deputies are investigating after a woman was assaulted at her home near Broad River Road Friday evening.

At approximately 6 p.m. deputies responded to a call of a home invasion on the 100 block of Crestland Drive.

The woman who lived at the residence told authorities that a man came to the residence to retrieve some items that he had left when he moved out a couple of weeks ago.

The woman told the man who wait outside while she grabbed his belongings. She then shut and locked the door behind her.

As she gathered his items the man began pulling on the door until he eventually pulled the door off of the frame.

He then forced his way into the home and assaulted the woman before fleeing from the area.

No word yet on the relationship between the two individuals before the incident occurred.

Deputies asks anyone with any information on this incident to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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