Kershaw deputies have arrested a man accused of hitting his girlfriend in the head with a handgun and shooting at her in front of the woman's six-year-old child.
Jarvis Demeatress Snyder, 26, of Elgin, has been charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews.
Last December, Snyder’s girlfriend told deputies that he had assaulted her while she was in his vehicle, Matthews said. She did not press charges in regards to this incident.
Snyder’s girlfriend told deputies in February that he had beaten her with a stick, tackled her to the ground and punched her in the face multiple times, Matthews said. A neighbor reportedly pulled Snyder off of her so she could leave and report the assault.
Snyder was arrested while trying to follow her to the Sheriff’s Office, Matthews said. He was held at the Kershaw County Detention Center until he posted bond.
The woman’s nine-year-old daughter called 911 on March 7, 2015, to report that Snyder was assaulting her mother, Matthews said. Deputies responded, but Snyder had fled. The victim declined to press charges in this incident.
The same nine-year-old child called 911 again on March 26, 2015, to report Snyder had beaten her mother with a stick, Matthews said. Deputies responded to the home and found the woman going in and out of consciousness.
Snyder was located at his Vista View home and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, Matthews said. He posted bond and was released.
The woman’s neighbors called 911 on May 31, 2015, to report that Snyder was assaulting his girlfriend, Matthews said. Snyder had fled when deputies arrived. The woman was taken to the hospital with head injuries.
Deputies were able to located Snyder on Thursday after receiving a tip, Matthews said. Snyder has previous arrests for traffic offenses including driving under suspension, failure to stop for a blue light, simple possession of marijuana, open container, possession of schedule IV drugs with intent to distribute and criminal domestic violence offenses.