Police charge woman with pulling knife on father walking daughters along Boardwalk

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Asia Gaskins (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Police charged a woman they say pulled a knife on a father who was walking his two daughters on the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach.

Asia Gaskins, 34, of Lake City, has been charged with assault and battery, first degree, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. She is in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on a $55,000 bond.

Police say while the family was walking north on the Boardwalk at about 4 p.m. on Dec. 22, a woman reached out from a small group of people and stroked his daughter’s head. The father told the woman not to touch his daughters, which made the woman angry, according to police.

The woman became aggressive after a brief verbal altercation and kept lunging and swinging at the father. Eventually, the woman pulled out what the father said appeared to be a knife about five to six inches long. The father told his daughters to run and kept telling the woman to stop, according to the report. He kept backing away until the woman finally stopped.

The man said the group of people who was with the woman continually tried to stop her from going after him.

Gaskins was charged in the incident and booked on Dec. 27.

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