Man fights with woman, tries to hit deputy

A Greenwood man was arrested after police said a woman ran to a neighbor’s house for help, and then he tried to hit a deputy while in his patrol vehicle.

Stephen Egan, 29, 135 N. Windmill Trail, was arrested on charges of criminal confinement, intimidation, domestic battery, resisting law enforcement and attempted battery on a law enforcement officer.

Just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Egan and the woman began arguing, and she told police he would not let her leave the house. The woman told police Egan grabbed her arms, forced her back inside when she tried to leave, pushed her to the floor and hit her in the back of the head, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Egan told the woman he should slit her throat and his, according to the report. The woman was able to get out of the home and run to a neighbor’s home for help. Sheriff’s deputies found red marks on the woman’s arms.

Egan was arrested, and on the way to the jail he lunged at the deputy and tried to head-butt him, the report said. The deputy stopped the vehicle, got Egan out and put him in a jail van.

Egan was held at the jail on $7,500 bond.

Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2719.