A Waterboro man who police say assaulted a woman with a cattle prod while wearing a wig as a disguise was arrested Friday night on charges of assault and attempted kidnapping, said the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Christopher Hall, 48, was being held in the York County Jail on $15,000 bail.

Sheriff William King Jr. said in a news release that the woman, a lawyer who often works as a professional mediator for the state court system, went to a home in Arundel on Thursday night for a meeting with a potential female client. As she got out of her car, she reported, a man wearing a wig assaulted her.

The woman said the man “shocked” her with a cattle prod between her legs and put his hands over her mouth before she fought back, knocking off his wig, according to King. The man then fled to a car and drove off.

The woman reported the incident at a convenience store in Lyman around 6:45 p.m. Thursday and was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.

Deputies learned that the woman had worked on a child custody case involving Hall, King said, and Hall had threatened several people involved.

King said an investigation led deputies to recover items including the cattle prod and the wig, and Hall was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Hall is scheduled to make his initial appearance Tuesday.

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