Tallahassee, FL (August 3, 2019) - A Tallahassee man was arrested and charged with battery after a fight with his grandfather over who would drive to dinner. The Tallahassee Police Department arrested 27-year-old Colin Cox outside his home on Old Bainbridge Road on Wednesday, July 31st.
When police arrived at the scene, a witness flagged them down and pointed them towards the residence. Witnesses told officers that they witnessed Cox fighting with his grandfather, slamming his torso to the ground and dragging him by his arms into the residence.
Police observed Cox's grandfather with a cut to his nose and disheveled clothing with bloodstains on his shirt. Officers learned that the grandfather came to Cox's house to do laundry before the two decided to go to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. That is when the men began fighting over who would drive, which led to the physical altercation outside.
There is no word at this time on whether Cox remains in custody.
Tallahassee Violent Crime Laws
In Florida, a battery is defined as the unlawful touching of another person without that person's consent. Battery is generally considered a misdemeanor crime. If a weapon is used in the commission of the offense or if serious injuries are suffered, a battery charge can quickly become a more serious felony offense. In addition to criminal charges, those who are facing an allegation of battery may also receive a civil suit demanding money for injuries caused to the other person.
If you are facing a battery or other Florida violent crimes charge, it is important to contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible. At Musca Law, our Florida criminal defense attorneys are here for you regardless of the difficulty you may be facing. We have over 150 years of combined experience and will fight for a positive outcome in a bad situation.
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