Cops: Man Assaulted Ex-Girlfriend While Returning Home From Court-Ordered Anger Management Class

After being picked up by his ex-girlfriend from a court-ordered anger management class, a South Carolina man last night allegedly struck the woman in the head during an argument in her vehicle, police report.

Johnny Wilkins, 42, was arrested by Spartanburg cops on a domestic violence charge and booked into the county jail, where he is being held in lieu of $5237 bond.

Wilkins, seen at right, was attending the anger management class in connection with a prior domestic abuse conviction. The victim in that case was Eingar Hughes, the same woman he is accused of assaulting yesterday.

According to cops, while Wilkins was in Hughes’s car, the pair engaged in a “heated” conversation. At one point, Wilkins hit Hughes on the right side of her face, “causing it to bruise and swell.” Wilkins said that Hughes then hit him in the face, resulting in bruising and cuts inside his lower lip. Hughes, though, was not charged in connection with Wednesday’s confrontation.

Wilkins is scheduled for an initial appearance in General Sessions Court on June 19.