Latest News USA: Memphis Father Body Slams And Chokes Son Over Missing Cell Phone
A Memphis man identified as Marcus Owens, 31, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault after being accused of choking his son and body slamming him on top of a vehicle because he thought he had stolen his cell phone. The incident reportedly happened in the 5200 block of Beaverton Drive on Sunday. The boy was left with scratches and bruises on the neck.
According to investigators, Owens attacked his son because he couldn’t find his cell phone and thought his son had taken it.
“That’s a big extreme. I mean, you don’t have to do that over a cell phone,” said a neighbor.
This isn’t the first time police has been called to the hime, according to the neighbors. However, Owens had never been arrested for domestic violence. The boy was allowed to stay at the home, but police said DCS would be picking him up this week.
Meanwhile, Owens has numerous driving violations and has been arrested before for evading police and resisting arrest.
He was released from jail on $5,000 bond.
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