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Grovetown: Wanted Man Threw Woman to Ground & Dragged Her by Hair Until 3 Dogs Jumped on Her


A Grovetown man threw a woman to the ground Thursday afternoon and dragged her by the hair until three dogs jumped on her, authorities said.

Grovetown police saved the 22-year-old woman from the animals and captured Alain Torres, but the suspect later escaped.

Torres, 28, of Gulkana Court, is being sought for aggravated assault and more.  A Grovetown police report explains what happened:

A concerned citizen flagged down officers after hearing a woman screaming on Sockeye Court. Officers found the woman was laying on the ground with three dogs on her. Officer Lerante Benjamin was able to get away the dogs away from her.

The officer noticed a closed fist-size know on her face. She told officers that she was at Torres’ home when he told her she needed to come clean about a rumor.

“Alain Torres slapped her with a closed back hand three times in the house and then made her walk down the street and held her against the fence,” a report says. “Torres hit her three more times in the face and kicked her in the legs twice.”

When she tried to run, he grabbed her, slammed her to the ground and held his hand around her throat until she lost consciousness, a report says. She woke up, he forced her to walk to a trailer on Sockeye Court, where he slapped her again on the steps. Suddenly, he saw a cop car, leading him to throw her to the ground.

Officer Benjamin saved the woman from the dogs and then tried to detain Torres, but the suspect “snatched away” and fled.

Paramedics arrived and treated the victim, who had swelling and bruising to her face.

Any information concerning this suspect, please contact the Grovetown Department of Public Safety at (706) 863-1212 or your local law enforcement agency. Callers may remain anonymous.


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Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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