The 17-year-old was charged with second-degree domestic violence and third-degree burglary, both felonies, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Deputy Matthew Wade said deputies received a call Saturday morning about a domestic dispute on Martin Luther King Drive in Hobson City. Deputies reportedly discovered the teen’s mother had been hit repeatedly in the head with a steel pipe and the teen had fled, Wade said.
Wade said the back of the victim’s head was bleeding and she was taken to Regional Medical Center. Wade was unsure of the mother’s condition Monday morning, but believed she was expected to recover from her injuries.
Deputies later discovered the suspect had forced open the door to an abandoned apartment on Snow Circle in Hobson City and they apprehended him, the chief deputy said.
The suspect told deputies he got into an argument with his mother over a cell phone, Wade said.
Wade said the teen was charged as an adult and was in the Calhoun County Jail this morning. Bond is set at $15,000. A court appearance is scheduled for June 20.
The Star is withholding the identity of the suspect because of his age.
Staff Writer Rachael Griffin: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RGriffin_Star.