Shooting Came After Chief’s Son Raped Firefighter, Deputies Say

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A man was arrested near Alma on Monday night after allegedly firing shots at a home following the rape of his firefighter daughter by the chief's son, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

James Sullivent III is the son of the District 6 fire chief. Sullivent, a volunteer fire fighter, is accused of allegedly raping a female volunteer firefighter in the District 6 fire house Monday, (Nov. 18) . Sullivent and the alleged rape victim's father were both arrested and booked into the Crawford County Detention Center.

The incident began as a dispute earlier in the night between the alleged shooter and the intended target, said chief deputy Jimmy Demonte with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect went to the intended victim’s home and fired seven or eight shots at the house, Demonte said.

"The adult female was assaulted there by a member of the fire department," said Demonte. "She reported it to the police as well as her family."

No one was injured, but the home and some vehicles sustained damage from the fired shots, he said.

"It is scary," said a neighbor near where the shooting occurred, Margaraet Gregory. "I do keep my door locked all the time."

Deputies responded to the scene just north of Alma, off of Mountain Grove Road, and arrested the suspect.

5NEWS is not releasing the name of the father who police say fired shots, in order to protect the identity of the alleged rape victim.


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