A 30-year-old Arnold man was arrested for allegedly cutting his father’s arm with the end of a broom handle during an argument. The incident happened about 8:15 p.m. July 3 at a home in the 2200 block of Cessna Drive, Arnold Police reported.
The father, a 59-year-old Arnold man, reportedly accused his son of taking his tools and selling them without permission. The accusation sparked an argument that began inside the home but spilled out into the attached garage, the report said.
The son allegedly grabbed a broom that had a sharp, metal edge at the end of the handle and swung it at his father. The father’s arm was cut, which required four stitches, according to the report.
The son left the home before police arrived, but Florissant Police later located and arrested him. He was then transferred to the Arnold Police Department, where he was booked and held for 12 hours before being released, the report said.
Arnold Police will seek charges against the 30-year-old for first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon, Lt. Clinton Wooldridge said.