A man from Saluda was arrested by Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office on reports that he had visited a relative’s house, got into an argument, then slapped and choked the female victim.
Curtis Keith Hepler, 44 of 9201 Highway 246 South, Saluda SC was arrested and charged with domestic violence, driving under suspension and trespassing.
According to the report, the victim claims that Hepler came over to her home uninvited. The two started arguring over a jacket then Helpler slapped her knocking her earring out and grabbed her around her throat. While attempting to push him off, she scratch him on the face.
Police reported seeing redness on the victim’s face and a missing earring from her right ear.
Hepler told police that the two did get into a verbal altercation. Hepler said he attempted to give her a hug as he was leaving and that she pushed him away and scratch him.