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Drunk Aiken Mother Assaults Her Husband and Child


An Aiken woman accused of fighting with her husband and son after a few too many drinks was arrested on Labor Day weekend.

Officers charged Coral Ellis Wood, 32, with domestic violence and third-degree assault and battery.

According to Aiken Public Safety reports, Wood’s 52-year-old husband called authorities to their Aldrich Street home early Monday morning to report an assault on him and his young son.

When officers arrived at 3:28 a.m., they noticed swelling under the elder victim’s eye. Police said his eye also was “watery,” suggesting that Wood’s husband had recently been punched. He explained that his wife, child and he had been together and over the course of a long evening, “she had a few too many” drinks.

Wood reportedly began acting “aggressively” toward her family before they made it home and, when they did, police said the couple first exchanged words before the suspect swung her fists, Afterward, her son said his mother bit his left arm and scratched him. Photographs taken of the child and his father pinned Woods as the guilty party, cops said. According to reports. said she was “noncompliant” during questioning.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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