Mobile man in violent domestic dispute surrenders in Fairhope|

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — A 40-year-old Mobile man with an assault rifle surrendered to Fairhope police early Sunday after a violent domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend.

Fairhope Police spokesman Cpl. Craig Sawyer said Charles M. Sullivan surrendered after police and Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies surrounded the home on Boothe Road when shots were fired about 5:20 a.m.

The woman and her children, whose names were not released, were barricaded in the home and were not injured.

Sawyer said Sullivan will be charged with first-degree burglary and two misdemeanors, domestic violence and criminal mischief.

The shots fired damaged two vehicles parked at the residence, which brought the criminal mischief charge.

The incident began about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when Sullivan’s ex-girlfriend reported a rock thrown through her window, breaking the glass.

She was inside with her three young children and her boyfriend. Officers investigated the incident, but the suspect was gone.

The victim stated she had been having problems with the ex-boyfriend, so the officers continued to conduct frequent checks of the home during the night.

Officers returned when the shooting started about 5:20 a.m. Sunday.

The woman’s boyfriend, who was cut by glass as he fled through a broken window, called 911 from a neighboring house, reporting that Sullivan had a rifle and fired it, police said.