Johns Island woman accused of choking, threatening to kill woman

Johns Island woman accused of choking, threatening to kill woman

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A 46-year-old woman is accused of choking another woman and threatening to kill her at a home on Johns Island.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office charged Cynthia Lee Schaber with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

On Sunday night, deputies responded to a home on Hobson Drive for a report of a physical disturbance.

The victim, a 42-year-old woman, said she had just returned home from work and was sitting with her mother on a couch in the living room when Schaber assaulted her.

The victim told investigators that Schaber, who was visiting the victim's mother, got up, walked across the room and jumped on her.

The victim said Schaber began choking her to the point where she couldn't breathe and said,"I'm going to kill you, you (expletive), you will never see the light of day."

The victim stated in a sheriff's office report that Schaber was also pulling her hair and threw her around the house.

The victim believes she may have passed out because all she remembered was her mother pulling Schaber off of her and ordering her out of the house.

"In the moment she choked me and pulled my hair, she looked at me with the devil in her eyes and said you will never see the light of day you (expletive)," stated the victim in a sheriff's office report.

Deputies say Schaber admitted to fighting the victim, but stated that the victim began yelling at her and mouthing off to her.

Schaber said that the victim got up and came at her"scratching like a cat." Deputies reported that Schaber showed investigators a small scratch mark on her left cheek.

According to the sheriff's office, Schaber admitted to choking the victim and told deputies,"Yes, I told her I would kill her if she didn't leave me alone."

CCSO authorities said Schaber also stated,"I could have killed her, I could have really hurt her if I wanted to."

Schaber was given a $15,000 bond.

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