2017-12-06 / Local News


City of Gaffney police are investigating a reported sexual assault that allegedly occurred Nov. 30.

According to an incident report, police responded to Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg, where a Spartanburg County woman was being treated and undergoing evidence collection. The woman told police she had visited a friend’s house in Gaffney where she also met a known subject from Spartanburg County and a fourth, unknown individual.

The woman and her friend went out to eat and later returned to her friend’s Gaffney home where they started drinking.

When they ran out of alcohol, the woman allegedly left to go to a store and the known subject went with her. During the trip, the known subject allegedly made comments that made the woman uncomfortable and then forcibly kissed the woman. The woman told police she pulled away from the man and they went back to the Gaffney residence.

The woman told police she tried to tell her friend what had happened but was unable to and that her friend subsequently left, leaving the woman and the known subject there.

She claimed the known subject then forced himself on her. The known subject is identified in the report but no immediate arrest was announced.

An estimated $10 in change was reported stolen after someone smashed a glass door to gain entry to a South Granard Street business Dec. 1.

According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone broke out the glass door at Talk of the Town in the 900 block and took pennies and dimes from a cash register.

It cost $465 to repair the door.

An estimated $300 in damage was reported after someone attempted to force entry to a North Logan street business. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office, someone used a piece of asphalt to try to break the glass door at Country Treasures Consignment in the 1400 block between Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 but did not make entry.

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