Aiken man accused of sexual battery after asking woman for ride - WFXG FOX54 Augusta - Your News One Hour Earlier

Aiken man accused of sexual battery after asking woman for ride

Posted: Updated:
Michael Antwon Fuller (Source: Aiken Department of Public Safety) Michael Antwon Fuller (Source: Aiken Department of Public Safety)
AIKEN, SC (WFXG) -

A 23-year-old man is behind bars after approaching a woman in a hotel parking lot early Friday morning.

He asked her for a ride to the hospital, then took out a pistol once he was in the car and engaged in sexual battery with her, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Officials with the ADPS said when they got the 9-1-1 call, it came in as a traffic accident, just after 4A.M.

Detective Jeremy Hembree with the Aiken Department of Public Safety said, "We received a report of a traffic collision on Medical Park Drive. Officers found a black male in the rear seat of the vehicle unconscious and a semi-automatic pistol was under him."

The victim told authorities she drove the vehicle backwards into a tree on purpose to escape Fuller. She then flagged down another person, who took her to the Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Fuller was arrested immediately. He is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center and is  facing charges of kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, the unlawful carrying of a pistol and the possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

The victim is said to be recovering, according to ADPS.

Copyright 2013 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Paine College Back to Football

    Paine College Back to Football

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:29:03 GMT
    After 51 years, Paine College brought back their football program to join the rest of their athletic teams.More >>
    After 51 years, Paine College brought back their football program to join the rest of their athletic teams.More >>
  • Grovetown police chief resigns

    Grovetown police chief resigns

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:01:39 GMT
    Grovetown Director of Public Safety Gary Owens has resigned his post, effective Friday.The resignation comes after a two day suspension by Mayor George W. James III following the escape of two inmatesMore >>
    Grovetown Director of Public Safety Gary Owens has resigned his post, effective Friday.More >>
  • Roberson reflects on tenure as top educator in Richmond Co.

    Roberson reflects on tenure as top educator in Richmond Co.

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:17:45 GMT
    The cards and sentiments were flowing in as Richmond County students and staff said goodbye to their leader. "That's humbling," said Dr. Frank Roberson. "Both humbling, and encouraging." But the timesMore >>
    The cards and sentiments were flowing in as Richmond County students and staff said goodbye to their leader.More >>
Powered by WorldNow