Man charged with stalking
Monday, May 13, 2013 9:21 AM
A Greenwood woman spent her Mother's Day being hunted down by an ex-lover, according to reports from the authorities.
Collie Buckett, 32, of Greenwood, was charged with stalking and criminal domestic violence in connection with the day-long bout of incidents.
Greenwood County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the victim's house twice Sunday, and the Greenwood Police Department responded to the victim's mother's house Sunday, as well, when the situation flared up there. According to city and county incident reports:
The victim said she and the suspect got into a verbal altercation at her residence on Wheatfield Drive, just off U.S. Route 221 about 8 a.m. The dispute turned physical and the suspect grabbed her by the throat, bit her on the arm, and threatened to kill her, she told officers. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect at that time, and the victim went to her mother's house on Sumter Street in city limits to seek refuge from the suspect.
The man, however, tracked the victim to the mother's house and continued to threaten the woman. According to the victim, he cornered her inside a vehicle parked in the driveway and said he was, "going to put her six feet under" and noted that, "he would go back to prison for another 10 years if he had to."
Records indicate that the suspect was convicted in 2004 on drug, weapons and resisting arrest charges, and sentenced to prison.
County deputies responded to the victim's house again Sunday evening, following reports that the man had returned to the residence and was attempting to gain entrance into the home. Officers found the man running east on Wheatfield Drive and saw him throw something down, which proved to be a razor blade box cutter.
The man was later apprehended when deputies spotted him walking along Evans Pond Road near Wheatfield.