Laurens Co. deputy charged with domestic violence

Credit: Index-Journal, Greenwood County Detention Center

GREENVWOOD Co., SC (WSPA) – A Laurens County sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave without pay after he was arrested Saturday in Greenwood County for domestic violence.

According to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Jeremy McMahan, 39, of Greenwood was taken into custody by Greenwood County deputies after a reported domestic dispute at his home. He’s charged with second-degree domestic violence.

A woman called 911 and said she had been assaulted by Jeremy McMahan.

It happened on Dixie Drive on 3/18 around 5:25 p.m.

She said she went to McMahan’s home to watch kids at the home while he was working his part time job.

When McMahan got home, she started to leave and he told her that they needed to talk and she didn’t want to, according to the report.

When she tried to leave, McMahan stood in front of the door to talk to her.

She said she reached for the door and he grabbed her by the arm and threw her to the ground.

She hit her forehead and hurt her wrist. She got up and was able to leave, according to the report.

She said the kids were there when it happened.

Deputies say a large knot on her forehead and swelling to her wrist.

She said McMahon texted her saying it was an accident, they slid on the rug and didn’t mean for her to get her hurt.

She told the deputy he also asked her to not call the police.

McMahon told deputies he tried to talk to the woman about money and childcare and she became upset and would talk to him.

He said she was slapping at him, she slipped on the doormat and hit her head.

The report says a child told deputies that McMahan stood in front of the door so the woman couldn’t leave.

The child said the woman pushed McMahan into the refigerator and then she fell on her stomach.

McMahon bent down to help the woman up and she left, according to the child.

McMahan was arrested on the charge of Domestic Violence 2nd Degree, according to the report.

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