A Southington woman is facing charges after police said she became irate that her mother’s health aide was inside her Pondview Drive home and attempted to choke her and left her unable to breathe or speak, police said.
Officers took Susan Gladys South, of 324 Pondview Drive in Southington, was taken into custody last week on charges of third-degree strangulation, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. She was released after posting a $3,000 bond, according to Southington Police Department records.
South, 55, allegedly became violent following a confrontation with a health aide on Friday, physically attacking the worker because she was angry that the worker was in her home.
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When the worker refused to leave, police said South proceeded to grab her hair and wrap her arm around the victim’s neck. She held her there for several seconds, the worker unable to breathe or speak, before a second worker was able to break it up.
The health aide, whose name was not released, complained of neck pains but refused medical treatment for any injuries, according to a police report.
For South, it’s the third time in the past two years that she has seen trouble with the law. She was arrested on charges of second-degree harassment, a charge she pled not guilty to, in Berlin back in January 2012 and also has a pending case out of New Britain for charges of sixth-degree larceny and tampering with a witness.
She has not been convicted in either case.
South is due back in Bristol Superior Court to face the charges later this month and is also due in New Britain Superior Court on the other pending charges, according to the state’s Judicial Branch website.
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