Man Assaulted Girlfriend, Her Son In Drunken Rage

Thomas Byers

Thomas Byers

STATESVILLE, N.C. – A 22-year-old man is facing charges of assaulting his girlfriend and her 2-year-old son.

Thomas Joshua Byers, 22, of Mooresville was charged with assault inflicting serious injury by strangulation, assault on a female and assault on a child under 12, said Statesville Police Chief Tom Anderson.

Anderson said officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of West Front Street around 4 a.m. Saturday after a neighbor reported a domestic disturbance.

The alleged victim, a 22-year-old woman, told officers that Byers came to the apartment around 4 a.m. intoxicated and an argument ensued.  She told police that Byers hit her with his fists and pounded her head on the floor and also struck her son.  She also told police that Byers choked her.

She was transported to Davis Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Anderson said officers did see evidence of an assault on both the woman and the child.

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