Man attacked elderly couple in home invasion say Anderson Co. deputies

Ferris Terrill Rainey
Ferris Terrill Rainey

ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – Ferris Terrill Rainey, 43, of Anderson was taken into custody and charged in connection with two separate assault and battery incidents, according to Anderson Co. deputies. An anonymous tip led to the arrest.

They say Rainey broke into a residence on Martha Drive in Anderson and assaulted the 71-year old homeowner and his wife.

They say it happened just before 2:30 a.m. on August 31.

Rainey hit the victims repeatedly in the face before running away.

They say there was no clear reason for the attack and nothing was taken from the house.

Deputies were unable to locate Rainey until this week when he showed up about 5:00 am Tuesday morning at a home on Plainview Road in Anderson.

They say his ex-girlfriend was staying there.

When she didn’t let him into the home, Rainey kicked the front door multiple times causing damage to the door.

Deputies were called to the scene but were unable to locate Rainey in the area.

Just before 7:00 am on Tuesday, Rainey returned to the home on Plainview and convinced his ex-girlfriend to open the door.

When she did, he grabbed her by the throat and pulled her from the home, say deputies.

Rainey continued to punching her in the face and grabbing her by the hair as he pulled her from the porch into the front yard, according to the report.

The homeowner woke up after hearing the commotion and managed to chase Rainey away with a baseball bat.

The ex-girlfriend was treated on-scene by EMS.

Deputies found Rainey at a nearby intersection of Comanche Street and Shawnee Avenue.

He was transported to the Anderson County Detention Center without incident.

He has been charged with Burglary-first degree, three counts of Assault & Battery-3rd degree, and Malicious Injury to real property.

Rainey currently is in jail on the above charges and a violation of probation.

Deputies say a hold has also been placed on him by the Anderson City Police Department for charges pending in their jurisdiction. His bond is currently set at $117,212.50.

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