Cops: Man punched elderly woman, used her own pants to choke her

Stephen Craig Wilson (Source: Cashbond)
Stephen Craig Wilson (Source: Cashbond)

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A 65-year-old man was arrested for assaulting an elderly woman in West Ashley on Tuesday afternoon after a hospice worker called authorities.

Charleston Police Department offices responded to a home on Charlestowne Road just before 3:45 p.m. after a hospice employee said Stephen Craig Nelson assaulted a 78-year-old woman.

The hospice worker told police she was helping the woman prepare for a shower when Nelson struck her in the chest with a closed fist and then placed her pants around her neck, using them to choke her.

Police said EMS responded to the scene but the victim did not suffer any serious injuries. Authorities said Nelson admitted to striking the woman.

He was charged with assault and taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.

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