SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – Two people have been arrested and charged after an employee was assaulted at a Dollar General in Spartanburg County.
Deputies have arrested 52-year-old Tammy Darlene Huitt and 31-year-old Tedra Nicole Peeler, both are charged with two counts of Kidnapping, aggravated Assault and Battery, third degree Assault and Battery, and shoplifting.
According to the report, the two suspects, who witnesses say were mother and daughter, walked into the Dollar General on Highway 146 in Woodruff shortly before 10:00pm on October 29.
Once inside, the report says the two went behind the checkout counter and the younger of the two suspects grabbed one victim by the wrists to prevent her from helping or calling 911 and also stating that one of the victims was sleeping with her father.
The other suspect, identified by one of the victims as Darlene, grabbed the other victim by the hair and began punching, kneeing, and kicking the victim in the head and ribs.
During the assault, one of the suspects grabbed a belt that was on the counter and began hitting the victim with it, later she grabbed a bottle of lighter fluid and began dousing it on the victim’s face and body. After that, the two suspects left the store.
The victim was taken by ambulance to the hospital for her injuries.
According to deputies, they were told that the suspects were regular customers at the store.
Deputies later arrested Huitt and Peeler. Huitt is being held in the Spartanburg County Detention Center on over $246,000 bond. Peeler has since been released.