*Graphic Images* Boyfriend charged, accused of beating, kidnapping girlfriend


    On Wednesday the Richland County Sheriff's Department announced the arrest of a 21-year-old man accused of nearly beating his girlfriend to death.

    Deputies say Spencer Mackenzie Jeffcoat has been charged with attempted murder, domestic violence high and aggravated nature and kidnapping for an assault that happened on Saturday.

    At about 4:30 p.m. deputies were called to Palmetto Richland Hospital for an assault. Once they arrived they spoke with the victim who told deputies she was kicked, punch and strangled multiple times.

    The woman had to undergo surgery and was treated for multiple injuries she received due to the assault.

    Jeffcoat was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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