A Greenwood man is facing a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature following a dispute with his girlfriend early Monday morning.
Jose Alvaro Figueroa, 30, of 225 Buggy Court, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in connection with the April 6 incident.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a residence in response to a domestic dispute which occurred at Figueroa’s Buggy Court residence. The victim, Figueroa’s girlfriend, told deputies that she lives with Figueroa and they have two children in common. The victim said she and Figueroa were arguing about her whereabouts during the day. Figueroa became angry and began punching the walls. The victim asked Figueroa to stop so the children would not be awakened. Figuroa then picked up a stick and threatened to hit the victim with it.
According to the report, the victim told him to go ahead and hit her, not thinking that he would do it. Figueroa then began to hit her with the stick on her chest and arms. Deputies observed injuries to her chest and arms which appeared consistent to being hit with a stick. Figueroa then told the victim to leave the residence and woke up the 2-year-old child. The victim began pleading with Figueroa to stop, at which point he got a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim. The victim told Figueroa she knew the gun was not loaded and Figueroa then threatened to “pistol whip” her. Figueroa then took the 2-year-old child and put him in the car. The victim then put her other child in the car and left the residence.