Police: Man held wife’s head under water

A Greenwood man was arrested after his wife told police that he held her head under water and hit and kicked her several times.

John Steven McDaniel, 36, 1216 E. Mt. Pleasant Drive, was arrested on a charge of domestic battery.

His wife called police at 11:17 a.m. Sunday to report that McDaniel had thrown her onto the floor, hit her with a rope and would not give her vehicle keys so she could leave, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

He held her face under water in the bathtub for 30 seconds and kicked her in the chin, according to the report.

She left and called police after he passed out on the couch, she told police.

He is held without bond.