A Union teen is facing charges after he allegedly held a girl against her will in his home and hit her in the face.
Jeremy Wade Sinclair, 17, 509 Seigler Road, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with kidnapping, assault and battery first-degree, and disorderly conduct.
The incident report states that the 16-year-old victim came to the public safety department on the evening of May 22 accompanied by her parents. The victim told officers that she was with some friends at Foster Park around 5:30 p.m. that afternoon when she received a call from Sinclair who told her to come by his house and get her sunglasses. She said she and her friends went to Sinclair’s house and parked at the road. When she went to the door of Sinclair’s house, however, the victim said Sinclair would not give her the sunglasses.
The victim said she started to walk away and Sinclair grabbed her arm, pulled her into the house and then locked the door. She said Sinclair then pushed her into the wall and then smacked her on the right side of her face. The victim said her only means of resisting Sinclair was to kick him. She said Sinclair then backed away from her.
When she tried to leave, however, the victim said Sinclair tried several times to push her phone out of her hand. She said he then pushed her into a corner and pinned her behind the door. The victim said Sinclair then tried to choke her but she was able to push him off of her.
By this time the victim said one of her friends had heard the commotion and was trying to get in the house but could not get inside. The victim said she finally pushed away from Sinclair, unlocked the door, and ran to her car. She said she went back to the park to calm down and then went home and told her mother what had happened.
The victim told officers that at the time of the incident she had Sinclair’s handprint on the right side of her face where he’d hit her. The incident report states the officer taking the victim’s statement saw redness on the right side of her face which he photographed as evidence.
Sinclair was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with kidnapping and assault and battery first-degree in connection with the incident. He was also charged with disorderly conduct in connection with an incident that occurred at Foster Park on Wednesday. The warrant for Sinclair’s arrest states that while walking at Foster Park he “became loud and boisterous, shouting obscenities” at the victim.
Sinclair was released on bond from the Union County Jail on Friday.