NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Deputies from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly getting drunk and assaulting his 74-year-old mother during a heated argument Sunday.
Then, when the woman tried to call 911, James Darrell West took he phone away from her.
West is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of injury to the elderly and a Class A misdemeanor charge of interfering with an emergency call. Collectively, his bail has been set at $102,500.
According to the arrest affidavit, an NCSO deputy was dispatched out to a residence in the 200 block of County Road 514 in reference to an assault. When the deputy arrived on the scene, the victim told him that her son had been staying with her for several days.
The woman told the deputy that her son had been drinking and that at approximately 10:56 p.m. on Nov. 14, West started arguing with her, the affidavit stated. As the argument escalated, the woman told West to "get off her back" and ordered him to get out of her house.
At that point, West allegedly yanked her out of the chair and onto the floor, causing cuts to both of her arms. When the woman grabbed the phone and attempted to call 911, West took it away from her, the affidavit stated. West threatened to "call the law" on his mother.
After the woman left her residence, she called 911 from a neighbor's house.