SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man was arrested after he battered his mother, including stabbing her with a grill fork.
Jeromie Lee Bright, 37, 804 N Mill St., Syracuse, is being charged with battery while armed with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; and battery with moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony.
On Feb. 3, an officer with the Syracuse Police Department responded to a battery call on Mill Street in Syracuse. When the officer arrived, he spoke with the victim. She advised that her son, Bright, came into her residence and accused her of telling his girlfriend things about him.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Bright grabbed her and started throwing her around. He dragged her to the front porch area and started punching her on top of the head. Bright then threw her against the wall of the porch, causing her to strike her head against cast-iron skillets.
The victim further advised that her son grabbed her around the neck and choked her. Bright then grabbed a large, grill fork and stabbed her in the left forearm repeatedly, while threatening to kill her. At this point, the victim attempted to grab a phone to call the police but Bright kept taking the phone away from her. The victim then exited the residence and flagged down a passing vehicle.
The officer observed the victim had blood on her face and mouth and lacerations on her nose, top of her head and lips. She also had punctures from the stab wound on her arm. The officer also observed bruising and redness on the back of the neck area that appeared to be from being choked.
Bright was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Feb. 18 with a $11,000 surety and cash bond.