Deputies: Son assaults mother
Deputies responded to a disturbance on Winding Way in Port Ridglea West Monday afternoon and discovered that David Coy Merrell Jr., 58, allegedly hit his 77-year-old mother in the arm with an object he was throwing and pushed her down. The victim was not seriously injured, authorities said. Merrell was arrested and charged with injury to an elderly person, a felony. He is being held in jail without bond because of a felony parole warrant.