DNA Evidence Leads To Arrest After Woman Assaulted While Jogging In Cheraw

CHERAW, S.C. — The Cheraw Police Department has arrested a suspect after a woman was attacked while jogging in September.

Authorities say a 42-year-old woman was assaulted near the intersection of Jersey Street and West Green Street at about 6:35 a.m. on September 7th, 2019.  Police say the victim fought with her attacker, escaped, and sought help from a passing motorist.

The victim was taken to McLeod Health Cheraw Hospital for treatment of her injuries and then transferred to McLeod Regional Hospital for further treatment.

Eric Davis

As a result of DNA evidence from the crime scene and the victim, detectives developed 32-year-old Eric Davis as a suspect.  He was subsequently arrested Davis on November 14th, 2019.

Davis is charged with Assault and Battery High and Aggravated Nature and Kidnapping.  Bond was denied due to the serious nature of the offense and because Davis was out on bond for First Degree Assault and Battery at the time of the assault.