The Sheriff’s Office received a report Friday morning about a man allegedly assaulting and threatening his mother through the day Thursday, then continued the behavior towards his Dad when he came home from work. Once the younger man went to sleep Friday morning, the couple came to the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. Officers went to the residence and arrested the subject around 8:00 am Friday. 34-year-old Robert Richard Sanders of 200 Patti Preakness Drive, Clinton was charged with Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult and Assault and Battery 3rd Degree. Deputy Timothy Byrd states that Sanders knowingly and willfully abused a vulnerable adult in that he assaulted his mother by choking her and striking her several times and by shaking her while she was in a wheelchair. Deputy Timothy Byrd states that on May 19th one Robert Richard Sanders committed battery by choking and striking his Dad several times.
Cash or surety bonds were set at $50,000 on the Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult charge and $2,000 on the Assault and Battery case. Robert Richard Sanders remained in the Laurens County Detention Center this morning.