UPDATE (09/05/18, 9:22 a.m.): Christopher Lamar Price was booked into county jail on a charge of assault and second-degree battery at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday, during a joint town hall between the police department and the Alliance for Full Acceptance regarding LGBTQ+ safety.
Charleston police have released a photo and description of a man wanted for assaulting a trans woman outside of a downtown parking garage las month.
Christopher Lamar Price, 30, is wanted for aggravated assault, according to a flier issued by CPD on Sunday night.
Police describe him as a black man who is 6 feet tall and weighs 290 pounds.
On Sun. Aug. 19, an officer was flagged down outside of Deco night club on Ann Street shortly after 2 a.m. Kendra Martinez, 34, was found lying on the ground, face-down, with blood coming out of the left side of her head.
Her sister, Vanessa, told officers that she was kicked in the stomach by an unknown man following a verbal disturbance on an upper floor of a nearby parking garage. When Kendra stepped in to defend her sister outside of the ground-level elevator, the unidentified man punched her in the left side of the head and ran off through the parking garage. [content-3] Price was free on $55,000 bail at the time of the attack, according to court records obtained by The Post & Courier. In 2008, Price was charged with a count of assault with intent to kill. In 2011, he pleaded guilty to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and was sentenced to six months probation. In 2012, he was arrested on a drug charge.
Martinez was hospitalized but returned to work on Tues. Aug. 28.
On Wed. Aug. 29, police issued a photo of Price describing him as an individual “who may have information about an assault that occurred.” [content-1] Police have been working with AFFA to identify and interview witnesses. Both entities held a public town hall about the incident Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Arthur Christopher Community Center (265 Fishburne St.)
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