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Man Arrested on Domestic Violence and Assault Charges

Daniel Prince

A 29-year-old Union man faces multiple charges in a domestic violence case. Edwin Sentrelle Kershaw of Lowe Street was arrested in connection with the incident. The victim had not been staying at the house for a few days, stating she was afraid of Kershaw. Someone had told her earlier that week that Kershaw was at the residence breaking windows and destroying the house, but when officers arrived, there was no damage. Kershaw said at that time that the woman did not come home the night before, and he was upset. The woman did stay at the residence Friday night due to her not feeling well.

She told public safety officers she was awakened around 1 a.m. when Kershaw kicked in the back door. She said he was cursing and making a lot of noise. He came in and took her phone and her 15-year-old son’s phone, as well. She said Kershaw then got on top of her and pulled her out of bed. She said while she was trying to get her balance, he hit her, causing her to fall on the floor. Her son had a friend over, who called another woman, who in turn called 911. The son came in and saw Kershaw hitting his mother, and he got in front of Kershaw, who aggressively shoved him out of the way. He then grabbed the woman by the throat and punched her son several times. When he realized 911 had been called, he took the woman’s phone and left. He was pulled over by a deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s Office and detained. The report states that while he had the woman’s phone, he deleted footage from the video cameras at the house showing him breaking in.

Kershaw was transported to Union County Jail. He is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. He is also charged with driving under suspension. The warrants state that the incident took place in front of three minors.

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