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Aiken man charged following violent assault on woman

November 20, 2018

An elderly Aiken man was charged Friday in connection with a violent assault on a 52-year-old woman on Florence Street.

John Green, 72, of the 100 block of Edgefield Avenue, is charged with assault/attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to jail records.

He is also on hold for a mental evaluation, records show.

Aiken Public Safety officers responded to the 300 block of Florence Street in Aiken at 9:10 a.m. on Friday in reference to an assault in progress, according to the report.

Upon arrival, officers located Green and detained him, the report states.

The victim was also located and appeared to be injured. EMS was called to the scene to assess her injuries, police reported.

The report does not give any detail on the severity of the victim’s injuries.

Investigators spoke with witnesses at the scene, which led police to determine Green to be the primary aggressor, according to the report.

Green was arrested Friday and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he is still being held as of Monday afternoon.

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