Hempstead County
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04/06/2017

Domestic Disturbance

Domestic Disturbance

 

 

On April 5, 2017 at approximately 2101 hours, Deputy Loe was dispatched to 1487 Hempstead 333 in reference to a domestic disturbance.

 

Upon arrival, Loe made contact with the 58-year-old father who stated his 17-year-old son came home and got into a verbal altercation with his brother over a stick of deodorant. The Father stated that the younger brother accused the 17-year-old of taking his deodorant, which the 17-year-old denied.

 

The father stated the verbal altercation quickly turned physical and punches were thrown. The father stated he then broke them up and held the 17-year-old on the ground until he began to calm down. The Father stated that when he let the 17-year-old up he began once again acting violently, until the brother then pinned him down again.

 

The father stated that when they let him up, the 17-year-old went outside and began threatening the members of the family. By saying he was "going to kill everyone inside the house." The father stated that at one point, 17-year-old stated that he was going to use a bat.

 

Deputy Loe made contact with the Juvenile Intake Officer Carolyn Ferguson and she advised that there wasn't a bed available anywhere for a juvenile, that we could only hold him for a maximum of 6 hours. Loe then made contact with Lt. Heath Ross who stated that he didn't have room for a juvenile at the Hempstead County Detention Facility. Loe once again made contact with the Juvenile officer who advised to tell the father that the best option would be to take him to the hospital in order to have a mental evaluation done to ensure he wouldn't harm himself or anyone else.

 

Deputy Loe advised the father that he needed to take the 17-year-old to the hospital, and that there weren’t many other options. The father transported the 17-year-old to Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville.