Man charged in assault at Spartanburg Motor Lodge

David Owensby Jr. (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A man is in jail after his girlfriend said she used a screwdriver to defend herself against him in an assault.

David Mark Owensby Jr., 28, is charged with domestic violence.

Deputies and EMS responded to a possible stabbing around 10:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Spartanburg Motor Lodge on Charisma Drive.

A woman told deputies that Owensby, her long-time boyfriend and father of her three children, became violent after drinking.

According to a report, the victim said she told Owensby she was leaving the motel room listed as his address in jail records. That’s when she said Owensby punched her in the mouth, bit her arm and began choking her.

The victim said she grabbed for something to hit Owensby with as she began to lose consciousness, and grabbed a screwdriver. She told deputies she did not recall hitting Owensby as she swung the screwdriver.

Owensby’s mother stated she had to pull her son off of the victim, according to the the report.

An officer noted the victim had a bleeding lip, scratch marks on her chest and marks on her neck, but she refused treatment for her injuries.

Owensby had a cut to his hand that his mother said he got when he punched a mirror.

Owensby was treated at the hospital before he was booked into the Spartanburg County jail.

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