Charles William Arnold and the site of the wedding at DeBordieu (Sources:WBTW)
DEBORDIEU, SC - A wife "grinding" while dancing "seductively" with another man sparked her husband to hit her at a wedding reception at the exclusive DeBordieu Colony, Georgetown Sheriff Deputies say.
The incident happened around 11:40 pm on Sept. 28 after a wedding was held at the DeBordieu Clubhouse on the marsh and a reception was held afterwards at the clubhouse, according to a sheriff's report.
The DeBordieu Colony island in Georgetown County is private and entry to the island is limited to homeowners or those placed on a guest list for weddings at least 3 days in advance.
"(The suspect) stated that he and his wife were at a wedding in Debordieu when he observed his wife grinding up on another guy while dancing and he got upset and told her they were leaving the wedding reception," deputies wrote in a report.
"(The victim) stated that her husband got upset after she danced "seductively" with another man and grabbed her by the arm and escorted her out of the clubhouse. (the victim) stated that once outside the club house, her husband hit her several times but only hitting her arms."
"(The victim) stated that her husband had threatened to hit her and kick her out because she is 'trailer park'," the report also said.
The suspect told deputies that he did not hit his wife, but that they merely argued verbally regarding a divorce., deputies said.
The victim, age 41, told deputies that she hit her husband back with car keys to get him to stop hitting her. A small bloody scratch was noticed by deputies on the husband's cheek, the report said.
Charles William Arnold, age 43, of Pawleys Island, was charged with criminal domestic violence - first offense.
Arnold, who has no prior criminal record, was released just before noon the next day from the Georgetown County Jail after paying a $2,505 bail, according to the jail website.