Man assaulted by two people at cell phone tent

  • Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:48 a.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:37 p.m.

A Graniteville man told authorities he was assaulted by two people while working at a free cell phone tent on Tuesday, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened in the parking lot of Reid's on Jefferson Davis Highway about 10:25 a.m., according to a sheriff's report.

The 52-year-old victim told officers he was working at the government free cell phone tent with the two suspects, who are co-workers of the victim, according to the report. The man was waiting on two customers when one of the suspects grabbed a customer's ID from the victim.

The victim then took the ID back, which “started a verbal altercation,” according to the report. The victim said one of the suspects pushed him to the ground and began punching him in the face, while the other suspect was reportedly kicking him.

The two customers told officer the victim never assaulted either suspect and that they saw the victim get pushed down to the ground, punched in the face and kicked.

The victim had an abrasion on his nose and several scrapes on both of his legs, according to the report. He told officers he did not need medical attention.

The suspects, 30-year-old Christopher Corley of Sumter Street in Aiken, and 27-year-old Marisol Santiago, of Hampton Avenue in Aiken, were detained for third-degree assault and battery and placed in the Aiken County detention center.

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