NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a 44-year-old man Tuesday in connection to allegations that he threw a heavy coat at his mother hard enough to knock her down and threatened his father with a closed fist.
Stephen Christopher Mills, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a state-jail felony injury to the elderly charge, a Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief between $100 and $750 charge, and a Class C assault by threat or contact charge. Collectively, his bail amount was set at $9,500.
According to the arrest affidavit, NCSO deputies were dispatched out to a home in the 900 block of County Road 2041 at about 5:56 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a report of an intoxicated person trying to fight people at the residence. However, the suspect, who was later identified as Mills left the scene before the deputies arrived.
Another NCSO deputy located Mills a short time later.
A deputy at the home on CR 2041 talked to Mills' parents, who said that he got mad at them and cursed them out during an argument, the affidavit stated. The situation allegedly escalated and became physical when Mills threw a heavy coat at his 66-year-old mother, causing bruising to her hand when she fell into a wall. The woman also struck her head on the wall, the affidavit stated.
According to the affidavit, Mills also threatened his 70-year-old father by holding a closed fist up to his face.
In addition, based on the tire tracks in the victim's yard, Mills did about $200 worth of damage to their property, the affidavit stated.