Bond denied for man accused of beating woman as she was bound

Published: Jun. 14, 2016 at 4:05 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2016 at 4:52 PM EDT
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Bond is denied for an Orangeburg man arrested on charges he tied up a woman and beat her over several hours.

Antonio Fairey, 36, was charged with attempted murder and kidnapping in connection with the beating of a 27-year-old woman last week. He had a bond hearing Wednesday.

"This is a despicable act of violence against a lady you could say is small in stature," Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. "We have been on this individual's trail since it was reported – and he knew it."

The Sheriff's Department says Fairey was out on on a $15,000 bond for a domestic violence case involving the same victim in March. At a bond hearing Wednesday, the magistrate denied Fairey bond.

Early Tuesday, the Wertz Street man was taken into custody without incident at a relative's house, the sheriff's department said.

Orangeburg County Sheriff's deputies were called to The Regional Medical Center on June 9  in response to a reported night-long assault case.

The victim told deputies that around 11 p.m. the night before, Fairey became upset after seeing a text message on her phone. She said he eventually forced her into a room at a King's Road residence where he tied her hands and feet with shoe strings and parts of an apron.

She said Fairey beat her, striking her "all over her body" by kicking and hitting her, according to the report.

The assaults continued through the night with threats that the subject would kill the woman, adding he would "stick her" before he sliced her finger with a knife, according to the sheriff's department.

Around 5 a.m. on June 9, a relative drove up to give Fairey a ride to work, but left when Fairey didn't the home.

However, Fairey left later when yet another relative drove up to take him to work. The woman said she was then able to leave and walk to a nearby relative's home.

Deputies noted the woman's injuries were severe. She said she was afraid if Fairey got out of jail he would kill her.

"This lady showed great courage and we applaud her for her bravery and pray for her recovery after suffering through this ordeal," Ravenell said. "This other individual is a different matter. I don't have the words to describe what I think of his actions."

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