Florence police: Man attempts to strangle woman in front of child, elbows officer in the face

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FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Florence police arrested a man Sunday accused of attempting to strangle a woman in front of a child and then elbowing an officer in the face.

Steven Fitzgerald Frasier, 24, of Andrews, was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and resisting arrest.

Police were called to a home on Millstone Road after Frasier allegedly assaulted the victim, took away her phone, and tried to strangle her in front of a child, according to police. As officers tried to arrest him, he allegedly elbowed an officer in the face.

The officer’s injuries were minor, according to police.

Frasier remains in the Florence County Detention Center on a $20,000 surety bond, police said.

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