On September 30, 2017, deputies with the Abbeville Sheriff’s Office responded to 250 Deer Run in Abbeville in reference to a domestic incident that had turned physically violent.
According to the police report, the victim called 911 stating that her boyfriend had assaulted her at the residence. Upon arriving Deputies made contact with the victim that explained her boyfriend became violent after a brief verbal altercation. She told police that he grabbed her by the hair dragging her to the ground and then struck her in the head with a 9mm handgun. She also said he started kicking her with cowboy boots on, all up and down her back and legs. At one point he held the handgun to the back of her neck and said he would kill her.
The victim was able to escape and get into her car while he followed her striking her vehicle with the gun.
The boyfriend is Patrick Nickles, 32 of 250 Deer Run, Abbeville SC. A third party caller said Nickles had stated that anyone coming down his driveway will be shot. Nickles refused to exit the home.
Greenwood County Sheriff’s SWAT team also responded to give assistance in this situation. After setting up a perimeter around the home, Deputies spent hours attempting to get Nickles to exit the home. Finally he came out, unarmed and surrendered.
After being placed in the patrol car, Nickles kicked the back passenger window. He was then transported to the Abbeville County Detention Center.
Nickles will be charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime, kidnapping, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, malicious injury to personal property and resisting arrest.