Crime

March 28, 2014

Rock Hill man accused of assaulting his stepfather

A Rock Hill man was arrested Thursday after police say he assaulted his stepfather, leaving the victim with fractures on his face and an eye swollen shut.

A Rock Hill man was arrested Thursday after police say he assaulted his stepfather, leaving the victim with fractures on his face and an eye swollen shut.

Police at 7 a.m. were sent to a Friedheim Road home when a man, 51, reported that his stepson, 31-year-old Anthony Crowder, attacked him during an argument, according to a Rock Hill police report. The man told police Crowder hit him in his right eye with his fists. The man’s right eye was swollen shut, the report states.

The man’s wife told police she overheard Crowder and her husband arguing, the report states, but did not witness the assault. Crowder denied assaulting his stepfather, but admitted they had been arguing. Because of the victim’s injuries, police arrested Crowder, initially charging him with third-degree assault and battery. Crowder’s stepfather was taken to Piedmont Medical Center, where doctors diagnosed him with a facial fracture. Police upgraded Crowder’s charge to second-degree assault and battery.

On Friday morning, Crowder was being held at the Rock Hill jail on a $10,000 bond.

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