UPDATE: Jackie Edward Crocker was arrested on Sunday, October 12, on an arrest warrant on a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and a magistrate's court bench warrant that was issued after Crocker violated the conditions of his bond on a prior arrest warrant on a charge of first-offense criminal domestic violence.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A mother pleas to her son to turn himself in for a reported crime that she herself was a victim of in the past.
"I don't believe in battered women 'cuz I used to be one," says Carolyn McCants.
We're putting the spotlight on Jackie Crocker. Deputies say the 24-year-old from Gaston broke his restraining order against his ex-girlfriend and beat her up.
Crocker's own mother was so offended by her son's alleged actions that she's calling on him to turn himself in.
"I ain't gonna stand for no person to beat on, a man to beat on a woman, I'm not gonna stand for that," says McCants.
Even in the case of her own son, Jackie Crocker. Carolyn McCants says her son has a history of abusing his ex-girlfriend, who's also the mother of his five kids.
"They shouldn't have to see stuff like that," says McCants.
Officials say on September 13, Crocker broke his restraining order against his ex-girlfriend and broke into the house where she was staying.
"Kicked the door down, went in, started beating his girlfriend, kept beating her until she faked that she was unconscious. Then he took her cell phone and fled the incident location," says Lexington County Sheriff James Metts.
"I don't like that, because I don't believe in battered women cuz I used to be one. I know what she's going through and uh-huh, I'm not gonna have, just like I wouldn't have my two daughters go though it. You never know if you're gonna be alive from day to day. you don't know if the day's gonna come when he, he does something, you do something to upset him, and let him blow off the handle. That's how if feels," says McCants.
Carolyn says she hasn't seen her son in over three weeks, but she has one message for him.
"Go ahead and turn yourself in, because I don't want the kids to always see daddy running from the police and stuff," says McCants. "Jackie go ahead and turn yourself in for the kids."
Crocker is 5'6" and weighs 135 pounds. If you see him, call 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Reported by Jordan Sandler