Elder Abuse

Sierra Sun Times reported another horrific assault of an elderly man. Police arrested Steven Austin Jr for felony elder abuse after a violent assault on a 67-year-old man. On Thursday, July 14th, 2022, at 6:41 P.M., officers responded to a fight in progress.  A neighbor intervened and detained Austin.

Witnesses reported that Austin punched the victim in the face, stomped him while on the ground, and used his forearm to choke him. The victim was transported to an area trauma center for medical treatment and is listed as stable condition.

Austin was arrested for felony elder abuse and battery causing serious bodily injury. He was booked into custody at the Merced County Jail.

Case Number: 22-41566

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Alejandro Arias at 209-385-6905 or by email at ariasa@cityofmerced.org.