ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — A man has been arrested after he attempted to run over his son with a truck because the son didn’t want to take a bath.
According to an arrest report from the Escambia County Sheriff’s, a witness called police after he said he could hear loud outbursts of yelling and a vehicle accelerating at high speeds.
The witness stated when he walked outside to see what was happening when he saw a young man running, trying to avoid a person, later identified as Joseph Riley, driving a truck who appeared to be following him, according to the report.
The report said the victim came to the witness’s house for help out of fear his dad was going to run him over with his truck.
According to the report, the victim stated his father had asked him to take a bath numerous times and when he didn’t comply with his father, Riley threatened to spank him with a belt.
The victim did not wish for that to happen so he left the residence, at which time Riley climbed into his truck and started chasing him, according to the report.
The report also revealed the victim saying Riley had been drinking that day.
When Riley was interviewed by police he appeared intoxicated and had a hard time standing by himself, according to the report.
Riley wouldn’t cooperate with officers and became aggressive by lunging at the deputies, according to the report.
He was arrested and charged with domestic violence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Riley was taken to the Escambia County Jail.
He will have a Circuit Court date on February 28.