Sheriff: Jasper County boy fired gunshots into ground to protect mother

Mother’s boyfriend arrested for assault

Sheriff: Jasper County boy fired gunshots into ground to protect mother
Kenneth Brown (Source: Kenneth Brown)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Jasper County boy fired several gunshots into the ground in an effort to protect his mother as she was being assaulted by her boyfriend, according to Sheriff Mitchel Newman.

The incident occurred at a home on County Road 298, which is also known as Garland Smith Road, around noon Monday.

Newman said that his deputies responded to a report of a disturbance with shots fire.

When JCSO deputies got to the scene, they learned that the boyfriend, who was later identified as Kenneth Brown, had the boy’s mother by the collar and was “throwing her around,” Newman said.

The sheriff said the boy told Brown to quit messing with his mother and fired several gunshots into the ground in an effort to protect her.

No charges will be filed against the boy, Newman said.

Brown, 53, was arrested at the scene and taken to the Jasper County Jail. He was charged with resisting arrest and Class C misdemeanor assault. He is still being held in the jail, and his collective bond amount was set at $2,500.

Newman said the boy’s mother wasn’t injured in the incident.

“My deputies have been out there several times,” Newman said.

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