Rachael Sauvage

Name:
Sauvage, Rachael Michelle

Date of Booking:
08/14/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
BATTERY-FAMILY VIOLENCE-SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION OR PRIOR FORCIBLE FELONY CONVICTION – M

Officer’s Narrative:
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On August 14, 2022 at 0009 hrs, I, Officer Milam responded to [12300 BLOCK] Apache Avenue #[REDACTED], Hoover Creek Plantation in reference to a domestic with injuries. A male complaianant reported to dispatch that his girlfriend had beaten him up and reported she was drunk.

On arrival I was met by the complainant and victim, [VICTIM #1] in the parking lot. [VICTIM #1] reported that he worked in the film industry and had come from Texas and moved to Savannah several weeks ago to work on a film production in the area. [VICTIM #1] advised that he had been living with his girlfriend, Rachael Sauvage for a few weeks. [VICTIM #1] advised that he and Sauvage had known each for several years and been dating for approximately 5 months.

[VICTIM #1] advised that Sauvage had been drinking all day and that they had gotten in an argument earlier where she began to throw his belongings out of the residence. [VICTIM #1] advised he left to go get food and returned with food for Sauvage. He advised when he returned Sauvage began to attack him and strike him in the head repeatedly, bite him, and push him down the stairs. I observed a significant bite mark injury on [VICTIM #1]’s right arm, he also had visible swelling (goose bump) on the left side of his head.

I spoke with Rachael Sauvage and explained that her boyfriend had called us because of a disturbance and altercation between the two. Sauvage pointed out a scratch she had on her left thigh which she advised she received while trying to get [VICTIM #1] out of the residence. She confirmed that her and [VICTIM #1] were in a relationship, and told me that he lived in Texas but had been staying with her for about a week and a half. Sauvage advised her and [VICTIM #1] were in an altercation where she received the scratch and she then bit him.

Sauvage stated “we both hurt each other.” I asked Sauvage if she had also hit [VICTIM #1], her response was “things escelated.” She advised she was trying to get [VICTIM #1] out of the house during the physical altercation. Sauvage advised that the altercation began due to “disagreements on the way we talk to each other.” I noted that Sauvage was heavily intoxicated, due to her slurred speech and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her.

Based on the statements and physical injury/evidence present at the time, I determined Sauvage to be the predominant aggressor. I placed Sauvage under arrest for Family Violence, Battery. I escorted Sauvage to my police vehicle where a female officer later responded and conducted a search of her incident to arrest. No evidentiary items were found on her person. I provided [VICTIM #1] with a CRN and SafeShelter Outreach information. A lethality assessment was conducted, [VICTIM #1] did not screen in to SafeShelter.

I transported Sauvage to the Chatham County Detention Center. During the medical screening, she she was asked if she had been assaulted she told staff that “a sexual thing happened.” The medical personal advised me that she would not be admitted into the jail until she was seen at the hospital since she claimed she was “sexually assaulted.”

At Memorial Hospital Sauvage told staff that Latiffe had attempted to get in her pants, which is how she received the scratch on her leg and that she had defended herself. I told Sauvage that this information should have been reported prior and that was not the story she had told during the investigation. Sauvage was medically cleared at Memorial Hospital, and transported back to the jail where she was booked. Photographs of each parties injury were taken and uploaded to Evidence.com.

[End of Narrative]