Mom allegedly hits deputy who arrested her son

AP News
Posted: Dec 01, 2009 9:07 PM

East Tennessee police said a mom punched a police officer and now shares assault charges with her adult son. The Knoxville News Sentinel quoted Anderson County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Hobbs who said he arrested a 39-year-old man accused of shooting at another man Thanksgiving afternoon. Hobbs said the suspect's mother followed the police car from her home in Andersonville to the jail in Clinton and demanded he release her son.

Hobbs said he tried to grab her hand and calm her down when she punched him in the face.

The mother was charged with a half-dozen offenses, including assault.

The son faces charges that include aggravated assault.

Both are free on bond.


Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel,