A Greer man faces charges after a woman recovering from a C-section said he choked her, threatened her, and pressed his elbow against her C-section incision, tearing at least one stitch, authorities said.
Curtis Leon Nesbitt Jr. has been charged with first-degree assault and battery, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
At about midday Sunday, Greer police went to a residence in Greer in response to a reported assault, according to an incident report.
When officers arrived at the residence, they spoke to a woman who was recovering from a C-section operation she underwent six days earlier, the report stated.
The woman was sitting on a couch in the residence's living room, the report stated, and officers said they noticed she was holding her stomach.
The woman told police a man had come to the residence to visit her 6-day-old baby, the report stated.
The man picked up the baby, and the woman asked him to put the child down because he smelled of marijuana, the report stated.
In response, the woman told police the man grabbed her neck with both hands and began choking her, the report stated.
The woman, who was bound to the couch while recovering, said the man took her phone and moved it out of her reach, according to the report.
She said the man then pinned her right arm down and pressed his elbow against the incision in her stomach, tearing at least one stitch, the report stated.
The woman said she slapped the man and he said "I will snap your (expletive) neck," according to the report.
The woman told investigators that while she was trying to push the man off of her, she felt a gun tucked in his waistband. She said the man later confirmed over the phone he had a gun during the assault, the report stated.
Nesbitt was booked Tuesday at the Spartanburg County Detention Center. He was also handed several pending charges against him from past incidents, including resisting arrest and possession of a stolen vehicle.