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Union teen accused of kidnapping, beating up girl

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Jeremy Sinclair (Union Co. Detention Center) Jeremy Sinclair (Union Co. Detention Center)
UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Union teen is accused of holding a girl against her will inside his home and beating her up, police said.

The victim told Union Public Safety officers that she had run into the suspect, 17-year-old Jeremy Sinclair, at a park earlier in May, and he told her to stop by his house to pick up her sunglasses.

When the girl stopped by, he dragged her inside, pushed her against the wall and smacked her across the face, police said.

The girl tried to leave, but he continued to pin her into a corner and tried to push her phone out of her hands, according to investigators.

Police said Sinclair tried to choke her, but she was able to push him off. According to the police report, one of her friends tried to come into the house, but Sinclair's brother kept her locked out until the victim was able to unlock the door and run out.

Police said when the girl showed up at their station, she had redness on her face where she said Sinclair left a hand print.

Sinclair was arrested Thursday and charged with one count each of first-degree assault and battery and kidnapping. He was also charged with disorderly conduct after police said he was shouting obscenities at a woman walking in Foster Park on Wednesday.

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