A Rock Hill man was arrested on second- and third-degree assault and battery charges for striking a woman in the head with a hammer, police say.
Keith Gaston, 53, approached the woman’s home on Scoggins Street looking for his girlfriend Friday night. The woman knew of domestic issues with the couple and tried to get Gaston to leave, the Rock Hill Police report states.
Gaston took the hammer in his hand and swung it at the woman, police say. Her daughters tried to intervene, but Gaston pushed them aside and knocked the woman down again. He then struck her in the head with the hammer.
The woman was transported to Piedmont Medical Center for a 2.5-inch gash on her head. Gaston is being held at the Rock Hill Police Department on a $22,500 bond.