On September 29th at approximately 10:30AM, deputies were dispatched to 45 Allegra Lane in Gray Court. A complainant at another residence observed what appeared to be a female on the ground surrounded by three dogs and as such, the caller could not get close to the victim. Upon deputies arrival, a female was discovered to already be deceased, laying on the ground. Animal Control responded to the residence due to the dogs still in the vicinity, displaying aggressive behavior. The animals were captured and removed from the property. The Laurens County Coroner’s Office assisted with identifying the victim as 32 year old Jacqueline Nicole Robinson (Downs). The Coroner requested an autopsy be performed and has since released that the cause of death was mauling by dogs. Through investigation, it was determined that the dogs allegedly belonged to Jeffery Sullivan of Gray Court. Sullivan was arrested on October 2nd and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and three counts of Possession of a Dangerous Animal.
“This is such a tragic, senseless death. My thoughts and prayers go to Ms. Robinson’s family. I pray that justice is served and that her family feels some peace knowing that this individual believed to be responsible is being held accountable for his reckless actions.”
-Sheriff Don Reynolds
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