BAYTOWN, Texas—A Baytown man was behind bars Thursday, accused of assaulting his elderly mother.
Police said the 74-year-old woman reported the alleged assault on Tuesday.
The victim told investigators her 33-year-old son, Lawrence Weston Payne, had come to her come and pushed her around, eventually forcing her onto her bed and choking her.
She said her son told her he was going to "kill her and end it all."
Investigators said the victim suffers from physical disabilities and has been victimized by her son in the past.
Police said they arrested Payne when he returned to his mother’s home and tried to make entry.
He was charged with injury to an elderly person, a third-degree felony, and was being held Thursday without bond in the Harris County Jail.