ODESSA, TX (KWES) - An Odessa man was arrested after allegedly punching and choking his step-son.
Odessa police were called out to the 7000 block of Stonegate Drive after having been at the same location earlier due to Ian Heath, 40, returning to the residence after a previous disturbance.
Authorities say on Monday night, Heath arrived at his home very intoxicated and told his 14-year-old step-son that he wanted to fight with someone.
Heath then pushed and punched his step-son before taking him to the floor.
Police say Heath then began choking the 14-year-old.
Heath's step-son said he was unable to breathe due to the choking , he also sustained injuries that were consistent with a choking.
Officers found Heath hiding in the alley and arrested him for injury to a child and public intoxication.