Vero Beach, FL – Man Arrested After Pushing 84-Year-Old Mother to Ground

June 20, 2019

Vero Beach, FL (June 20, 2019) – 56-year-old Charles Williams Phillips was arrested after pushing his 84-year-old mother to the ground and calling her an “old hag.”

The Indian River County Sheriff’s office responded to the incident where Phillips told them that he accidentally pushed his mother and claimed that she must have fallen.

The mother received a hip injury and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The elderly woman spoke with police, who she told that her son pushed her and stated that he should have done it a long time ago.

The incident allegedly took place when the victim asked Phillips for her cell phone and credit card. He exited the room and put them in her hand, then pushed her three times. On the third push, she struck her head and then fell onto her side.

Phillips denied pushing his mother. He has since been charged with battery on a person over 65.

Vero Beach Domestic Battery Laws 

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