NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man faces charges after a domestic incident with his mother and state police.
According to State Police, a domestic dispute call was made between Joseph Parker and his mother. When police arrived on the scene, they observed Parker clinching his mother in his arms on the floor, preventing her from being free. A brief struggle ensued, and Parker was placed in mechanical restraints.
Troopers spoke to the victim, who said Parker was high on methamphetamine and believed “people” were after him. She then advised Parker begun to tear his room up. Parker then grabbed his mother and would not let her go. Parker had a baseball bat and swung it around the house, yielding it as a weapon for the “people.”
When police transported Parker, he became combative, pulling away and refusing to get in the car. Parker started kicking both troopers, and they administered pepper spray to his face. Parker then started violently kicking and shifting away from the troopers, which led them to be exposed to the pepper spray.
Parker is charged with two counts of battery on an officer, two counts of assault on an officer, second offense of domestic assault and battery. He is being held in Central Regional Jail under a 10,000 dollar bond.