South Carolina man accused of hitting girlfriend with anger management book

Tyler Ford's girlfriend, Sheelah Thompson, allegedly cut him with a box-cutter in response.
By Evan Bleier   |   March 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM   |   Comments

March 26 (UPI) -- A South Carolina man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after an alleged altercation during which he hit his girlfriend with an anger management class book.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Tyler Ford and 22-year-old Sheelah Thompson were watching a movie when they got into a fight. Thompson claimed that Ford threatened to kill her and then “popped” their infant daughter on the legs because she was crying.

When she tried to get him away from the little girl, Ford allegedly hit Thompson with his anger management class book. She then grabbed a box-cutter and slashed him in self-defense.

WYFF reported that Ford told deputies he “asked Thompson why she would try to anger him while he’s trying to complete an anger management class, and she wouldn’t answer and would just shrug, so he hit her.”

Deputies ran Ford’s name through the system and discovered that he had a prior criminal domestic violence conviction.

Thompson was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.


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