A Bouton man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting and harassing his grandfather in the older man’s Bouton home.
Brendan Robert James, 20, of 111 Jefferson St., Bouton, was charged with assault and second-degree harassment.
The incident began about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, when a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff responded to a report of a family dispute in the 100 block of Jefferson Street in Bouton.
The deputy arrived on the scene and made contact with the victim, who is James’ grandfather.
The victim told the deputy that James “had taken a door off of the hinges and was slamming doors in the house during an argument” and when the victim “went to his bedroom in an attempt to get away from” James and “attempted to close his bedroom door,” James “would not allow him to,” according to court records.
James “grabbed the door and started slamming it repeatedly and then started throwing objects in the house” and “threw a caulking gun, and it hit the door,” according to court records.
The victim told the deputy “that he is in fear and believes that the situation is going to keep getting worse until he gets seriously hurt and injured” by his grandson.
The victim told the deputy that James “frequently tells him that if he calls the cops, they will not do anything” and “even if he is arrested, he will be out in the morning.”
The victim told the deputy that he believes James “is using methamphetamine” and “has been committed in the past.”
The deputy made contact with James, who was “covered in paint and could not carry on a conversation” and “appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was not making sense,” according to court records.
James is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $1,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 28 in Dallas County District Court.
James was convicted of third-degree harassment in 2018 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.