70-year-old Villager arrested after brawl with wife in computer room

Frederick Joseph Grant

A 70-year-old Villager was arrested after a brawl with his wife in the computer room at their residence.

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the Village of Virginia Trace.

Taken into custody on a charge of domestic battery was Frederick Joseph Grant.

The Washington, D.C. native had been arguing with his wife in the computer room of their residence when he “pushed her out of the way causing her to fall and hit the metal part of a dog bed with her left hip,” the arrest report said.

She suffered “superficial injuries” and denied treatment by EMS personnel.

She told deputies that she and Grant “argue all the time and in the past it’s been physical.” She signed a waiver of prosecution and said she did not want him to go to jail. She said the next time she would “let him kill her instead,” the report said.

While waiting for the jail transport, Grant threatened to kill her when he was released from jail. He also threatened to kill the judge “when he sees him.”

Grant was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center, where he was initially held without bond. Bond later was set at $500.