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Blotter: Man says son responded to dispute with gas can, lighter

A man told police officers that his adult son became angry over a dispute about a car and left their home, then returned wielding a gas can, lighter and tire iron on Saturday night.

The incident occurred in the 1300 block of Boyd Street. The man’s son allegedly poured gasoline on one side of the house and tried to set it on fire, according to a police report.

According to police, the father confronted his son to prevent him from setting the house on fire.

The man told police that his son then threatened to hit him with the tire iron.

The suspect left the scene before police arrived but was found and arrested.

Police charged the man with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, family violence and attempted arson, according to the report.


Other reports

1600 block of East McKinney Street — A woman reported that her 12-year-old adopted son punched her in the back, causing her pain early Saturday afternoon, according to a police report.

The woman told police that she was sitting at the computer desk in her bedroom when her son allegedly punched her, according to the report.

The woman rated the pain she felt as a 7 on a scale of 10.

Her son admitted to police that he punched his mother, and he was detained for intentionally causing bodily injury to another, according to the report.

1900 block of West Hickory Street — An officer was dispatched in response to a woman allegedly striking a car with a guitar and causing damage at 2:46 a.m. Saturday.

According to a police report, the woman was with two other women and fled the scene before the officer arrived.

After speaking with the victim, the officer got a detailed description of the women. The officer found one of the women and she was carrying a guitar.

The police officer arrested the woman for public intoxication, according to police report. The woman who allegedly damaged the car was not found.

— John D. Harden

Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801. Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477).