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Police: suspicious person call leads officers to attempted murder victim

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Taiwan Hardy (Spartanburg County Detention Center) Taiwan Hardy (Spartanburg County Detention Center)
Felicia Hayes (Spartanburg County Detention Center) Felicia Hayes (Spartanburg County Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police in Spartanburg said a call about a suspicious person behind a home led officers to find the victim of a violent crime.

Officers said they were called to a home on Cleveland Park Drive Saturday night just before 11 p.m. after a caller reported a suspicious person.

Officers said they located a woman behind a shed on the property and placed her in handcuffs for safety.

The woman then told police that her ex-boyfriend had confronted her outside a hotel, grabbed her by her hair, and threw her into a car before driving to an address on Cleveland Park Drive.

There, the victim told police that suspect, Taiwan Hardy, held her against her will, beat her and tried to kill her.

According to warrants Hardy tried to drown the victim by stepping on her chest while her head was underwater in a bathtub.

Warrants also state Hardy threatened the victim with what appeared to be a firearm and a machete while she was held captive.

A woman was also involved, according to warrants, which state Felicia Hayes "did unlawfully seize, confine, kidnap or abduct" the victim.

The victim told officers she was able to escape and hid in bushes behind the home she was discovered at.

Police said the victim had visible cuts and bruises on her thighs, arms, and back.

Hardy and Hayes were both arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault and battery third degree, kidnapping, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Hardy is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center without bond.

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