GREENWOOD, SC – A Greenville man is in custody after he reportedly assaulted a woman in the bathroom at the Hickory Point gas station on Hwy 25 N.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the Hickory Point after receiving two calls about an assault in progress at the gas station at about 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.
While en route, dispatch advised the deputies that the suspect, later identified as Jeffrey Jack Sullivan, 27, of 30 Cain St. in Greenville, and the victim along with a baby left the store and were heading north on Hwy 25.
According to the report, a deputy observed a vehicle matching the one they were looking for and initiated a traffic stop. Sullivan did not roll down his window and was speaking to the victim, who was in the back seat with the baby.
After the deputy knocked on the window, Sullivan rolled down the window and was asked to step from the vehicle after the deputy observed the victim’s eye to be swollen and lip to be busted along with fresh scratches on her head and neck.
The report states that, when Sullivan stepped from the vehicle, he appeared to be “grossly intoxicated.” The deputy informed Sullivan that he was under arrest for public disorderly conduct and began trying to handcuff him. Sullivan pulled and leaned into the car, telling the victim, “Don’t [expletive] say anything.” Sullivan did not comply with commands to stop resisting, but the deputy was able to handcuff the suspect.
According to the report, the victim told police that Sullivan had punched her in the eye, lip and head and dragged her across the floor of the Hickory point by her hair. Multiple witnesses told police that the victim was in the bathroom with the baby when Sullivan began beating on the door and yelling at her. When the victim opened the door, Sullivan punched her and then entered the bathroom and closed the door, according to the report.
The report states that Sullivan emerged from the bathroom with the baby, telling the victim, “This is my son.” Sullivan then went outside and got into the car. The victim came out of the bathroom and asked if anyone called the police then said, “He has my baby,” and got in the car with Sullivan.
The victim told deputies that Sullivan was not the father of the child and that he was aware that he was not the father of the child, according to the report.
Sullivan has been charged with public disorderly conduct, criminal domestic violence, resisting arrest and kidnapping. His bond was set at $57,000 cash or surety. He is currently being held at the Greenwood County Detention Center.