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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Village of Chatham man arrested after woman claims he threatened her with gun

Jeffrey Joseph Dolence

A Village of Chatham man was arrested after a woman claimed he threatened her with a gun.

Jeffrey Joseph Dolence, 45, who lives with his parents on SE 80th Biltmore Avenue, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He had been at a residence on County Road 230 in Wildwood when he pulled a handgun from a suitcase and told a woman he was going to kill her, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman told Dolence she was going to call law enforcement and he fled.

The woman told deputies she was in fear for her life.

Dolence was taken into custody and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center where he was initially held without bond.

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