Couple accused of physically, verbally abusing elderly woman

BOLIVAR, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say a couple from Allegany County physically and verbally abused an elderly woman in the Village of Bolivar.

Last week, the 65-year-old victim called troopers to report the abuse. She told officers that over the last three months, her nephew and his girlfriend routinely slapped, grabbed, punched and squeezed her.

Troopers arrested Donald Patterson Jr., 44, and Violet Evans, 42, both of Bolivar and charged each with felony second degree assault. They are due back in court at a later date.

The victim was taken to a nearby shelter. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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