On December 14, 2016 the Abbeville County Sheriff’s office responded the Abbeville Area Medical Center to investigate a possible assault. A female victim claimed she had been assaulted by her husband on Dec 12. Deputies reported seeing visible signs of injuries all over her body.
Ronnie Dwayne Chapman, 35 of 126 Marvin Ave, Iva SC was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and weapons violations.
According to the report, Chapman assaulted his wife at another residence in Iva. They found the victim was assaulted, shot at and held against her will inside the residence. Chapman had barricaded the doors and would not allow the victim to leave until the next day.
Chapman was located on Dec 16, arrested and is currently being held at the Abbeville County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing.