Sumter deputies have charged a man accused of pointing a rifle at the mother of his child.
Montel Kennedy, 20, of Lynchburg, has been charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to Braden Bunch, a Sheriff’s office spokesman.
Kennedy is accused of refusing to give the mother of his child the keys to her car when she came to pick it up on May 24, according to an incident report. The woman then asked Kennedy to use his phone, but he refused and then started to push her down the hallway to his room.
Kennedy then gave her the phone, and she went outside to call someone to pick her up, according to the incident report. Kennedy is then accused of throwing the car keys at her and pointing an unknown black rifle at her.
The woman told police that Kennedy told her “if you get in that car, I will shoot you,” the incident report stated.
The woman’s ride showed up and saw Kennedy holding a rifle up towards her, according to the incident report. The two people were able to leave without further incident.