GREENVILLE. SC (WSPA) – A Greenville man was sentenced after he was found guilty of kidnapping his wife and beating her, according to a report from the Solicitor’s Office.
Olandio R. Workman, 46, was convicted on September 20 on Kidnapping, Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime, according to the report.
He was sentence to 15 years and will have to serve at least 85% before he is eligible for parole.
From August 27, 2016 to August 29, Workman held his wife against her will in their home while their two minor children were present, according to prosecutors.
They say he took her cellphone and punched her numerous times in the face and body.
He also used a loaded gun to hit and intimidate her.
On August 29, 2016, the victim’s employee called emergency service to do a welfare check on her because she missed work.
A deputy knocked on the victim’s door and Workman answered.
He told the deputy that the victim was at her mother’s.
The victim and the kids were being forcibly confined in a bedroom, according to the report.
The deputies continued to investigate and Workman ran out of the back of the house.
Deputies found the victim and her two kids in the home.
They say she had significant injuries to her face and body.
Solicitor Walt Wilkins said, “Through the diligence of the Greenville Co. Sheriff’s Office and the strength of this brave victim, we are thankful she was able to ding justice and hold this defendant accountable. We hope this verdict sends a message to our communities that domestic violence will not be tolerated.”