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Teen charged for alleged assault of grandfather

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A Bonnerdale teenager was arrested early Thursday after allegedly assaulting his 76-year-old grandfather at their home, punching him repeatedly in the face.

Spy William Rogers, 18, of 3440 Old Dallas Road, was taken into custody at his residence shortly after 3:30 a.m. and charged with second-degree domestic battery, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Rogers was being held on zero bond and is set to appear Oct. 1 in. Garland County District Court.

According to the probable cause affidavit, shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday, Garland County sheriff's Deputy Charles DeLaHunt and Sgt. Jeremy Simpson were dispatched to the Bonnerdale residence regarding a disturbance in progress.

They found the victim outside and noted he had a laceration to his right eye with swelling on the side and was bleeding from inside his eye. The victim told deputies his grandson, identified as Rogers, had punched him in the face three to five times after they got into an argument.

The deputies went into the house and found Rogers in a bedroom and took him into custody without incident.

The victim's wife, 77, told deputies she witnessed the incident and noted her husband had gone to De Queen to get Rogers earlier. When they returned, Rogers "became very upset" and started hitting the victim in the face multiple times, knocking him to the ground, she said.

LifeNet responded to the residence to check the victim, but he reportedly refused medical aid. The affidavit notes the charge against Rogers was enhanced due to the age of the victim.

Local on 09/14/2018

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