Man accused of assaulting woman on street
An Aiken man was detained for assault Thursday after allegedly pushing a woman to the ground, causing her to injure her wrist, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Dushawn Merritt, 33, of Greenville Street, was charged with third-degree assault and battery and placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Friday afternoon.
The incident happened about 10:30 a.m. on Chesterfield Street, according to an incident report. The 49-year-old victim told officers she was walking on Chesterfield Street when Merritt confronted her and began arguing with her about police coming to a home on Chesterfield Street and asking about the victimís stolen television.
Merritt allegedly pushed the victimís shoulders, causing her to fall to the ground, police said. She tried to brace herself as she fell and injured her wrist.
Merritt was arrested a short time later at a gas station on Hampton Avenue.