A Ravenel man is charged with kidnapping and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.
Jessie Lee Crosby, 27, of Old Jacksonboro Road, was being held Monday night at the Al Cannon Detention Center, according to jail records.
Jessica Roberts, 23, of Old Jacksonoro Road, told authorities that she and her live-in boyfriend, Crosby, had an argument Friday and she told him she was moving out.
Acccording to a Sheriff’s Office report, Crosby assaulted Roberts by grabbing her arms and legs and striking her in the face with a closed fist. The situation continued during the weekend when she attempted to leave several times, but each time Crosby assaulted her and intimidated her into staying, the report states.
On Sunday, Crosby left the residence and Roberts fled. She called the Sheriff’s Office after her escape, the report states.