Report: Woman assaulted with a brick

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Victim treated, released from Lancaster hospital; assault charges filed

By Jesef Williams

A Lancaster woman was hit in the head with a brick during an altercation with another woman late last week.
The victim, a 32-year-old Pageland Highway resident, told police that she got into an argument with a woman Friday morning at a Pleasant Hill Street home.
The accused attacked, Rachel Stewart, 47, told police that she punched the woman in the back of the head after the two argued, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
Stewart, of 1900 Springdale Road, Lancaster, was charged Friday with aggravated assault and battery.
She was later taken to the Lancaster County Detention Center. She was released Tuesday afternoon on a $10,000 bond, said Police Capt. Harlean Howard.  
The victim told officers she was inside the Pleasant Hill Street house making a phone call when Stewart started cursing and yelling at her. Stewart then hit her on the head with a brick, the report said.
An officer saw that she had a 3/4 inch-long laceration on her head, just above the center of her hairline, the report said.
The victim was treated at Springs Memorial Hospital for her injuries.  
Officers don’t expect to file any more charges in the case.
“There’s nothing more to it,” Howard said.
Contact reporter Jesef Williams at jwilliams@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1152