Charges Allege Sunday Night Assault

A Sunday night assault in Clinton has resulted in charges for an Anderson man. 45-year-old Steven Shawn Westhead of 1917 Broadway Lake Road, Anderson was initially arrested with a ticket issued charging Possession of Drug Paraphernalia at 7:37 Sunday evening at 12,818 Highway 56 near I-26.

A warrant now also charges Mr. Westhead with 3rd Degree Domestic Violence for an alleged assault at the Pilot Travel Center on Highway 56 near I-26. The warrant states that Mr. Westhead assaulted a woman he lives with, threatening violence and threatening to kill her if she exited the vehicle. This reportedly occurred after he had allegedly struck her several times in the face with his fist, causing severe bruising and swelling to her face.

During arraignment, a $1,000 cash or surety bond was set on the 3rd Degree Domestic Assault and a $500 PR bond was set on the Drug Paraphernalia ticket. Steven Shawn Westhead remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.