An Aiken man detained for criminal domestic violence allegedly pointed a shotgun at his wife, but claimed she threw a bowl of beans on him first, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.


Gregory Overby, 48, of Wire Road, was charged with criminal domestic violence commitment and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. He was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Friday morning.


Overby’s wife told deputies that just before 4 a.m. on Thursday Overby entered the room she was in, pointed a shotgun in her face and said he was going to kill her, according to a sheriff’s report. A moment later, he removed the gun and went into his bedroom.


The officer found Overby lying in his bed, and he told the officer he didn’t have a shotgun, the report stated. He added that his wife assaulted him, causing a cut on his forehead.


Overby said his wife walked into the room, upset with him because he planned to turn himself in to authorities on unrelated charges, so she threw a bowl of beans on him, police said. The officer didn’t observe any beans or food on the bed.


Overby said he left the home to find his wife after she left to call 911. His wife said she believes he took the shotgun to a neighbor’s house when she left.


Additionally, the cut on his forehead came from him breaking a light bulb in the bedroom, she told deputies. Broken glass from a light bulb was found on the floor.


Overby was arrested due to the inconsistencies with his story.


Man jailed for violence says wife threw beans