SAPD: Suspect beat 83-year-old woman with piece of metal

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested a woman Tuesday who is accused of assaulting an 83-year-old woman with a piece of metal.

LaTosha Cooke-Holden, 44, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to jail records.

On Tuesday night, police were called to the 700 block of San Pedro Avenue to respond to a reported assault.

Officers spoke to the victim, who said Cooke-Holden struck her repeatedly with a stick and a piece of metal. The woman was taken to Baptist Hospital to be treated for her injuries, according to preliminary information provided by the police department.

Other officers located Cooke-Holden nearby. She was still holding the large piece of metal, police said.

Cooke-Holden confessed to beating the woman, police said, and the assault was also witnessed by two other people who were driving home at the time of the incident.

Cooke-Holden's bail was set at $75,000.

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Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.