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Real estate broker charged with assaulting wife

Posted August 17, 2009

— A Chatham County real estate broker was charged Friday with assaulting his estranged wife, authorities said Monday.

Eric Andrews, 40, of 7324 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road, was charged with assault by strangulation, second-degree kidnapping, assault by pointing a gun, assault on a female and communicating threats. He was being held Monday in the Chatham County Jail under a $1 million bond.

Jennifer Andrews, a real estate attorney, told deputies that Eric Andrews assaulted her, pointed a gun at her and threatened her life during an altercation on Chapel Ridge Road in Pittsboro.

Eric Andrews surrendered to authorities, who confiscated a Smith & Wesson revolver.


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  • 24state Aug 19, 2009

    Eric A. will not stand a chance against Jennifer A. She was too good for him. She will now find her a good man after the divorce and she leaves Eric dry. Way to go Jennifer, I hope you will be OK in the long run. I also hope your lovely children will get through this also.

    She will not have to look to far to find a good man after the divorce. She can just marry the married state trooper who was hiding in her house.

  • alicialegal Aug 19, 2009

    I don't think any of you quite know the whole story, there was not only two involved there were three and I feel very sorry for Eric.

  • whatusay Aug 19, 2009

    What does being a Real Estate Broker have to do with this story? Are they saying that Real Estate Brokers are more likely to assault someone than a lawyer, or a doctor?

  • whatusay Aug 19, 2009

    What does being a Real Estate Broker have to do with this story?

  • TarheelTurtle Aug 19, 2009

    If the comments were actually read, then the poster would see that I do not condone violence against anyone, successful or not. I clearly state that. I am confident enough in my success and my failures to stand behind my comments, based on my knowlege of both parties involved. That's why my profile is open. I'm glad you don't count my beans. I have confidence you don't have that many fingers.

  • beancounter31 Aug 18, 2009

    After reading some of these posts I really wondered how this type of violence against a man or woman could be condoned. I then looked at the user's profile and saw that it was a woman posting and it became abundantly clear.
    This user is probably not posting against Jennifer specifically but successful women in general. I can only hope that the woman finds the confidence she needs to help her think more rationally. This type of violence against anyone should never be condoned.

  • TarheelTurtle Aug 18, 2009

    Rev, why do people do stupid things? I have no idea, they just do. It's called passion. Heat of the moment. Based on what I know of my own personal experience with the two of them, individually and as a couple, she's definitely a manipulator and button-pusher. It's hard for some people to just walk away when their marriage and family are crumbling around them.

    As in every case, all we are doing is speculating. The only two who know everything that happened are Eric and Jennifer. "He said, she said." I'm not going to comment further on the things I've been eyewitness to, other than what I've already said regarding her treatment of not only him, but others, myself included.

  • Adelinthe Aug 18, 2009

    SnatchingTurtle - "Being constantly berated and condescended to have an affect on people. She's done a pretty good job of that."

    If that's true, then why did he confront her like this? Why did he give her grounds now for some very serious charges?

    Why didn't he just run like crazy in the other direction?

    That's where he went wrong, regardless of what may or may not have occurred in the marriage.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Aug 18, 2009

    "...but she's a piece of work."

    Proof please!

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Aug 18, 2009

    "He was being held Monday in the Chatham County Jail under a $1 million bond."

    Finally, a bond that makes sense.

    Praying for the safety of both of these individuals.

    God bless.