N.C. man arrested following woman stripped and assaulted on beach

A North Carolina man was arrested after a woman had her cellphone thrown in the ocean, was publicly stripped naked, and assaulted, according to a police report.

Mitchell Clark Hodge, 20, was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence Wednesday, according to jail records.

Myrtle Beach police were called about 7 p.m. Wednesday to a hotel at 1501 S. Ocean Blvd. where 20-year-old woman and a witness each gave different accounts of an incident, authorities said.

The victim said Hodge got angry with her when she gave a man she met on the beach her phone number, so Hodge took her cellphone and threw it in the ocean, police said.