CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Pano Micheal Dupree, 58, is charged with third degree assault in a March 19 incident in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at the Ashley Lanes bowling alley.
According to a police report, a witness told police that Dupree walked into the bowling alley and walked up to a woman identified as his girlfriend and started arguing with her. Dupree later began “putting his arms around her neck from behind, holding her in a stranglehold” and pulling on her hair.
A bystander ran up to Dupree and slapped him in the face, knocking him to the ground.
When the officers arrived, Dupree was lying on the floor but was alert and conscious.
Dupree was taken to Roper St. Francis and then to MUSC for an ophthalmologist.
He was admitted to the Al Cannon Detention Center and released the same day for a $ 1,087 bond.
According to its website, Dupree is an attorney specializing in criminal defense, personal injury litigation, and general services.
In 2013, Dupree temporarily suspended his legal license after an argument with a Utah Highway Patrol trooper.
According to the report, Dupree was a passenger in a car with an alleged drunk driver. After a controversial interview with the driver, the soldiers asked passengers to get out so they could tow the vehicle. Dupree refused and repeatedly locked the doors to the car.
The soldiers forcibly removed Dupree from the car and Dupree hit one of the soldiers in the mouth and bit the soldier on the arm.
He has faced multiple charges, including assaulting a police officer, disorderly behavior, resisting arrest and public poisoning.