A 37-year-old Saltillo man was jailed Saturday night, Oct. 22, 2022, after being accused of assaulting his father, according to arrest reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 5 p.m. Oct. 22, on County Road 3534, to talk to an individual about an assault. Upon arrival they were told a man had been physically assaulted by his son, while they were driving to work together earlier that morning. Just prior to the complaint, they were told the man had been punched in the side near his rib by the son, identified in arrest reports as Terry Wayne Maples III upon returning to their apartment. The son also allegedly threatened additional acts of violence if law enforcement was contacted, including burning down the father’s home. The father left the residence he shares with the son, deputies were told.
Deputies, in arrest reports, noted the older man had a physical injury on his upper lip and a mark on his right side, consistent with the allegations. Additional deputies arrived to assist, then went to Maples’ CR 3534 residence and took the Saltillo man into custody at 6:39 p.m. Oct. 22, 2022.
Maples was transported to the county jail, where he was booked in at 7:34 p.m. Saturday, for family violence assault causing bodily injury. The charge was enhanced to a third-degree felony offense due to a prior assault causing injury to a family member conviction, the deputies alleged in arrest reports.
HCSO Deputies Justin Wilkerson, Zack Steward, and Thomas Patterson; and Sgts. Scott Davis and Richard Greer were credited with the investigation and arrest.