PDT Staff Writer
A Portsmouth man is charged with attempting to choke his grandson.
Hersel Parsley, 68, of 9 Highland Dr., Highland Bend, Portsmouth faces charges of domestic violence and endangering children.
Scioto County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Craft said he was called to the Parsley residence around 8:45 p.m. Thursday in response to a disturbance.
Craft said when he arrived he found Parsley with slurred speech, uneasy on his feet, and with a strong odor of intoxicants.
Craft also found a 15-year-old male juvenile, also with an odor of intoxicating beverages.
According to the sheriff's report the juvenile said his grandfather had been drinking, a verbal altercation occurred, and his grandfather attempted to choke him.
The report also said the juvenile had marks on his neck consistent with that of someone being choked, and scratches that were bleeding, and which looked like they were caused by fingernails.
Scioto County Children Services was called and responded to the scene.
The sheriff's report shows the juvenile as being on probation and under house arrest, so Scioto County Juvenile Court was contacted and probation officer Darren Litz notified the juvenile had been drinking.
After a discussion, it was decided the juvenile would be placed in the Scioto County Juvenile Detention Center for his own protection.
Parsley was read his Miranda Rights and taken into custody,
Parsley was placed in the Scioto County Correction Center.