Father and Son Fight, End Up at the Wrong House

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(Gillette, Wyo.) The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call yesterday evening from a 50-year-old mother who stated that her 21-year-old son from Morris, Illinois, was actively fighting with his father, 53, and requested deputies to respond to the 6400 block of Swanson Road, Sheriff Scott Matheny said.

The mother stated that her intoxicated son had already destroyed a 32-inch flat screen television and a door frame while he was fighting with his father. Sheriff’s deputies responded and upon their arrival, both the father and son fled the residence in an unregistered, orange Dodge Nitro.

At 7:43 p.m. the Gillette Police Department received a report that stated a 53-year-old male and a 21-year-old male had burst into a residence and were fighting, said Police Lt. Chuck Deaton.

“The younger male was going after the older one,” Deaton stated, further mentioning that one of the males had been asking the residents of the Cheryl address for help, though Deaton was unsure which one.

The homeowner, a 64-year-old male, intervened and attempted to push the son out of the residence. The homeowner’s daughter, 26, came to the residence to help. She was accompanied by her 30-year-old husband and reportedly told the son to leave.

The 21-year-old did not leave and instead proceeded to shove the daughter in the chest. In response, the daughter’s husband “took the 21-year-old to the ground,” Deaton said.

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The father and son left the residence prior to the arrival of law enforcement, but the father was soon located nearby with injuries to his neck, left ear, and right hand. Deaton stated that the report of the incident was unclear on how the father obtained the specific injuries.

The 21-year-old eluded capture and officers proceeded to search for him around the area of Cheryl Avenue.

Deaton stated that officers must have received information revealing the son’s movements, which indicated he frequented a nearby address on the that street. Officers soon responded to the residence to speak with the homeowners and determine if the son could be hiding within.

Officers were given permission to search the residence, but the son was not found. However, officers did locate a number of marijuana paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana in a room belonging to another 24-year-old male, unrelated to the father and son. Deaton did not specify the specific amount of narcotics found, but he did say the 24-year-old was away from the residence at the time.

At this time, the son has not been located, but law enforcement officers will continue the investigation.