46-year-old Sean Christopher Boustead of 1st Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:10 yesterday afternoon (January 16) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation. The Catawba Co. Clerk of Court was listed as the complainant on H.P.D.'s arrest report. Boustead was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. He was processed and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton. No details are available.