A Waukee man was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly assaulting his father.
Leighton Hunter Lundstrom, 24, of 720 S.E. Melrose Dr., Waukee, was charged with intimidation domestic abuse-simple assault.
The incident began about 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve in the 700 block of S.E. Melrose Drive, where officers of the Waukee Police Department responded to a report of a domestic dispute.
When the officers arrived, they were met in the driveway by Lundstrom, who was “”crying and saying his father assaulted him,” according to court records.
Lundstrom told the officers that “he just woke up, and his dad was harassing him, and then” his father “took him to the ground.”
The officers made contact with the victim, who said Lundstrom “came up from the basement, and they began arguing,” and the son struck the father “in the back of the head with an open hand,” according to court records.
The victim said he then took Lundstrom “to the ground and put him in a headlock so that he wouldn’t hit him again.”
A witness to the incident said that Lundstrom “struck the first blow,” according to court records.
When questioned, Lundstrom “confirmed that he came upstairs and struck” the victim “in the back of the head” but said that he “left that part out of the story that he told” the officers at first.
According to court records, Lundstrom then began to argue with the officers “about what assault is,” and he “then swiftly stood up and puffed his chest out and exclaimed, ‘I’ll show you what assault is.’ At that point,” the officers attempted to place Lundstrom “in custody, but he began to become combative” and “swiped at” one of the officers.
When Lundstrom was handcuffed, he “began hurling expletives at everyone on scene and stated, ‘I’ll fuck you up,'” and “attempted to lunge at” one of the officers before the officers “gained control of him and escorted him to the back of the squad car,” according to court records.
Both of Lundstrom’s parents said that their son “has been physically violent with them on multiple occasions but have not called the police until now,” according to court records.
Lundstrom is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $300 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a hearing Jan. 20 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.