A South Carolina Man Was Angry About a GPS Ankle Monitor. So, He Hit His Mother in the Head With a Pool Cue, Cops Say.

Man Upset About GPS Monitor Accused of Assaulting His Mother
Source: Marlboro County Sheriff's Office; Unsplash

Man upset over GPS ankle monitor, so he hit his mother with pool stick.

Oct. 14 2023, Published 8:09 a.m. ET

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A South Carolina man has been arrested after he allegedly got into a dispute with his mother about his GPS ankle monitor and assaulted her, according to authorities.

On Sept. 26, officers responded to a 911 call from a home in Tatum. According to the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office, the female caller said her brother was “actively beating their mother."

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Deputies who arrived at the home found the victim and witness, who told police that 39-year-old Gordon Love allegedly struck his mother in the head with a pool stick, officials said.

Police said Love also allegedly slammed his mother’s head repeatedly into a countertop.

Investigators determined Love was upset “due to him being on a GPS ankle monitor” and he was “demanding family members pay for it to be removed.”

Love fled the scene before deputies could arrive, and law enforcement obtained an arrest warrant.

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On Oct. 9, Love was located at a Bennettsville-area home and he was arrested on charges of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, police said.

At the time, officials said Love was out on bond for failure to stop for a blue light and malicious damage to property.

Love appeared in court on Oct. 10 for a hearing and was denied bond.


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