82-year-old Charles Hathaway accused of beating 65-year-old wife, charged with injury to elderly

Affidavit: Charles Hathaway told detectives he'd been drinking whiskey

SAN ANTONIO – A fight over a dog has led to criminal charges for Charles Hathaway, 82, who allegedly beat his 65-year-old wife.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that the incident happened Oct. 26 at their west Bexar County home. Formal charges were filed against Hathaway Thursday.

According to the affidavit, Hathaway's wife reported Charles Hathaway hit her in the face and threw her onto the couch, causing her to fall to the floor.

She told Bexar County Sheriff's deputies that it happened during an argument about their dog.

Investigators questioned Hathaway who admitted to beating his wife after drinking what he called, "gentleman's Jack," or whiskey, the affidavit stated.

He also told them he couldn't remember exactly what time he had started drinking.

The affidavit stated that the woman told investigators she fears Hathaway will kill her if he's released from jail.

Records show a judge set bond for Hathaway at $15,000, and ordered him to stay away from his wife.

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