Jefery Iliff

A Sullivan man has been charged in the alleged assault and choking of a woman Saturday, Feb. 11.

Jefery Iliff, 43, is charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with domestic assault and tampering with a victim, both felonies, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $50,000.

According to Sheriff Steve Pelton, deputies responded to the 400 block of East Springfield Road, Sullivan, at 7:39 p.m. for the report of domestic abuse.

The victim told deputies she had been punched multiple times while she sat on a couch. The victim also had red marks around her neck where she stated the suspect was choking her.

Pelton said that the woman stated the suspect threw her phone, telling her she could not call for help. 

Deputies found marijuana on Iliff during his arrest, Pelton said.