A Redfield man allegedly assaulted his mother in a drunken rage Tuesday night.
Adam William Byrnes, 27, of 1013 Grant St., Redfield, was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault and public intoxication.
The incident began about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Grant Street in Redfield, where Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.
The victim told the deputies that Byrnes “had been drinking during” and “a verbal argument” ensued, during which “Byrnes began to get violent and picked up a small table and threw it at the wall,” according to court records.
The victim told the deputies that Byrnes “threatened his mother’s life and then broke a lamp” and “acted as if he was going to harm himself,” according to court records.
Byrnes fled the scene prior to the deputies’ arrival and was located near the intersection of First and High streets in Redfield.
“The victim of this crime did not receive any injuries but was placed in fear for her life,” according to court records.
Byrnes is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $300 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference Aug. 19 in Dallas County District Court.
Byrnes was arrested in Stuart April 10 on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault-bodily injury or mental illness in connection with an incident in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend by “banging her head off of things,” and he allegedly “punched her multiple times, causing bloody nose and swollen eye,” according to court records. The case is pending in Guthrie County District Court. He was convicted of public intoxication in 2019 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of assault with intent to inflict serious injury in 2014 in Adair County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.