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West Columbia man accused in parking lot assault

Lexington, SC - Lexington County deputies have arrested a man in connection with an assault earlier this month in a grocery store parking lot.

Christian Luis Monje, 36, is charged with second degree assault and battery, according to an arrest warrant.

“Based on our review of surveillance video and witness statements, Monje targeted a woman and followed her to her vehicle as she left a store during the afternoon of Nov. 8,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Monje touches her without consent and then runs away.”

A community tip helped detectives identify Monje after the Sheriff’s Department posted a segment of the surveillance video to social media, according to Koon.

Monje was arrested Tuesday at his West Columbia home. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

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