Charleston police on Thursday arrested a worker at a Goodwill store after she was accused of fighting a mentally disabled worker she was supposed to be monitoring.
Quanteshia Pasley, 31, of West Montague Avenue in North Charleston, is charged with vulnerable adult abuse, police said.
Pasley and the disabled woman she is accused of abusing were both working at Goodwill through the company’s partnership with the state Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Palmetto Goodwill’s marketing manager Erin Aylor said.
A spokeswoman with that department did not respond to calls seeking comment on Friday.
On Aug. 13, a case worker with the state Department of Social Services notified police of an assault that took place days before at the Johns Island store on Main Road, an incident report states.
The case worker told police that DSS received an anonymous tip that Pasley got into a fight with a 44-year-old disabled woman.
When questioned, the woman told authorities that Pasley pushed her. But she could not provide any further details due to her disability, police said.
Surveillance video at the store showed Pasley and a group of disabled workers eating lunch in a break room about noon Aug. 8, the incident report states.
Pasley was supposed to be monitoring the disabled workers, police said. Instead, the video showed Pasley get into an argument with one of the workers and choke the woman, the report states.
Pasley then pushed the woman into a door and clothing rack, causing the woman to fall to the floor, police said.
Authorities saw bruising on both of the disabled woman’s arms and her buttocks, the report states.
Pasley was later arrested and held in lieu of a $10,000 bail, court records show.
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