Midland Dad Attacked By His Own Son

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A father reprimands his son and the teen attacks him.

17-year-old Samuel Ortega Silva, Junior, is accused of assault on a family member.

According to the report, he and his father began arguing on Tuesday evening.

Ortega's dad told him, get a job and stop smoking marijuana.

That upset the teen and according to the affidavit, he shoved his father to the ground, injuring the man's lower back.

The man was able to drag himself to the front door of his home and call out to a neighbor for help.

When Ortega was arrested, he reportedly began screaming "I hope you die" to his father.

Ortega is being held on a $25,000 bond.