Man, 74, breaks hip in quarrel with Snelling woman, 51

A 51-year-old Snelling woman was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse after she allegedly knocked over the 74-year-old man she was living with, breaking his hip.

She continued to kick and hit him as he struggled in an incident that began with an argument outside a store over cigarettes, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Deborah French responded to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock just after 3 a.m. Monday to report the abuse. According to the victim, he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend, Rayma Suenram, outside a store over cigarettes.

The argument carried over to their home in the 7000 block of Merced Falls Road where at about 9 p.m., Suenram pushed the victim to the ground after he told her he wanted her out of the house, Deputy Tom MacKenzie said.

The victim broke his hip. Suenram then began hitting and kicking the man, who tried to defend himself with his hands, MacKenzie said.

Suenram left the house, and it took the victim about two hours to move the couple of feet to reach the telephone, where he called his son who lives next door. His son called for an ambulance, which transported him to Emanuel.

Deputy Samuel Becerra returned to the residence at about 7 a.m. and found a broken window and Suenram’s vehicle. After ordering Suenram out of the home, she was taken into custody and booked on charges of spousal abuse and assault with great bodily injury and remains on $80,000 bail