The Champaign News Gazette reported that 20-year-old Champaign, Illinois resident Troy Humphrey was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery on Monday, August 11 after allegedly assaulting an elderly man.
According to preliminary investigations made by the police detectives assigned to the case, Humphrey and his 68-year-old father started arguing in their home over who should be in control of the remote control when Humphrey started physically assaulting his father.
The father was forced to shoot Humphrey in the shoulder to make his son stop beating him, police said. The father was visiting Humphrey from Flint, Michigan. He was not charged with a crime since he acted in self-defense, police added.
Criminal charges of any kind can be serious and complicated, but accusations of assault are notoriously difficult to defend against on your own. Fortunately, if you are facing charges of assault or battery, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you fight to have these charges reduced in severity, or hopefully, dropped altogether. Learn more about what the Champaign criminal defense attorneys at Bruno Law Offices can do for you today by calling us at (217) 328-6000.