Corey Adams

Police: Jealous boyfriend runs over girlfriend with car; he thought she was cheating

South Carolina Police arrested a Dorchester man on Sunday night after he allegedly ran over his girlfriend and told them that “he had to do it.”

New York Post reports that 27-year-old Corey Bryce Adams reportedly told police that he hit his girlfriend, 22, with his car because he thought she was cheating on him. Authorities said that the victim was walking in a Publix parking lot at around 11 p.m. when Adams hit her from behind.

According to emergency responders, the victim was “bleeding profusely” when they found her. She said she could not remember what happened. Pieces of plastic from the headlight were left at the scene and from evidence gathered, authorities determined that a Ford Focus hit the victim.

The victim was taken to a local emergency room where medical professionals determined that she had head trauma. She’s been treated for her injuries and is expected to survive.

Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, as well as deputies with fever Lee County Sheriff’s Office, interviewed witnesses and pieced the crime scene together. The evidence led them to Adams’ home, off of indigo Road. Adams was locked inside his home and was threatening suicide with authorities arrived. Officers noted that Adams had a Ford Focus in his driveway with a busted windshield and shattered headlight.

Eventually, deputies convinced Adams to come outside of the home and surrender. He was taken into custody, and reportedly told officers that he “ran over his girlfriend” and that “he had to do it because she had cheated on him.”

Adams was charged with attempted murder and booked into the Dorchester County Jail on a $100,000 bail.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

[Feature Photo: Dorchester County Jail]