Shoals Man Charged in Violent Assault; Woman Suffered Fractures to Head, Face
CHEROKEE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Shoals man is charged with robbery, assault and theft after a violent incident this week that left a woman badly beaten.
Jeffrey Scott Boyd, 29, of Cherokee, is in the Colbert County Jail. His bond is set at $150,000.
Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May says his office got a call Wednesday afternoon from an address on Smallwood Mountain Road. The family said a woman banged on the walls and windows, begging for help. Her head and face were covered in blood.
Deputies and paramedics rushed to the home to help her. The woman said she had been beaten by Scott Boyd.
The woman said she was driving Boyd to a nearby house to get some of his clothes when he asked her to pull over so he could urinate. The woman stopped the car and Boyd got out, and went to the trunk. He asked her to come to the back of the car, and she did.
The woman said at that point, Boyd started beating her with a tire tool on her face and head. He got in the car and drove away, she said. Her wallet was inside with about $400 cash in it.
At that point, the woman said she walked to the nearest home to get help. She was rushed to Helen Keller Hospital for treatment. She suffered fractures to her head, and needed emergency surgery.
Sheriff May says Boyd turned himself in on March 12. Investigators searched the car, but didn’t find the tire tool or the wallet. Boyd told investigators he didn’t remember what happened because he had injected himself with cocaine and took pain pills that day. He said he learned about the woman’s injuries when he woke up and saw it on Facebook.
There is a separate incident Boyd is charged in. Sheriff May says earlier this month, on March 5, a woman said she was at a neighbor’s house babysitting, on Alma Street in Muscle Shoals. The woman said Boyd arrived. She left the room for a few minutes and when she returned, he was gone.
The children said Boyd took her wallet and left. The children confirmed this to investigators who came to the home. The wallet had $450 cash, credit cards, a Social Security card, necklace and ring.
Sheriff May said investigators questioned Boyd about this incident, but he denied taking the wallet.