Terrence Lavar Brown


A Warrenville man was charged following a sexual assault investigation after a deputy found a woman crying for help in the road early Wednesday morning.

Terrence Levar Brown, 35, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to jail records.

Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call about a possible sexual assault around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the report.

As deputies pulled up to the scene, the female victim was reportedly seen in the middle of the roadway, waving down the deputies.

Investigators said the victim was sitting on the ground "crying and visibly shaken." The victim claimed the suspect entered her bedroom around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and forcibly raped her, the report states.

After giving police a statement, the victim was transported to a nearby hospital.

Deputies located Brown, placed him under arrest and transported him to the Aiken County detention center where he was held until posting bond Thursday morning.

At the time of his arrest, records how Brown has a pending assault charge stemming from a 2018 incident.

On Jan. 13, 2018, Brown was charged with first-degree assault and battery; he was released the next day after posting a $10,000 bond.

Tripp Girardeau is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter at @trippgirardeau.