Police ask for help to find assault suspect

CLEMSON — Clemson police are “desperately” asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with an assault and battery earlier this month.

According to a release from Clemson police chief Jimmy Dixon, officers responded to an assault and battery call at Falls Landing Apartments on Old Central Road at around 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 9.

A female victim told police she was outside her apartment when someone came from behind her and dragged her inside her apartment. Once inside the apartment, the victim said she was choked until she was unconscious.

When she regained consciousness, she told officers, she saw a man inside the apartment attempting to steal a television. She said the man ran from the apartment after realizing she was conscious

After an investigation, warrants were issued for Charnel Wayne Johnson, 35, of Pickens, charging him with first-degree burglary and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

Dixon said Johnson is 5’11″ and weighs 175.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Clemson City Police Department at (864) 624-2000. Callers may remain anonymous.