The boy’s mother had called 911, telling arriving police that she walked into the kitchen and saw her husband with his arm around the boy’s neck, said Lt. James Cole of the Canton Police Department.
She told the officers that after she broke up the scuffle, Jones continued to yell at the boy “for eating all the sausages,” Cole said. The woman told police that Jones then slammed the refrigerator door, knocking out some of the food. When the boy went to clean it up, he slammed the boy’s head in the refrigerator door and then fled as she called police, Cole said the officers were told.
Robert J. Jones is charged with felony domestic violence and endangering children, and at last report was jailed in lieu of $51000 bond.
The teenaged victim, who I assume given the description must be Jones’ stepson, was taken to hospital for treatment of what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.