ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One man behind bars accused of choking his step-son in Odessa.
Scott Lee Kilpatrick, 57, is charged with assault by strangulation (family violence).
Odessa police said they were called out to the 2900 block of Laurel Ave. in reference to a domestic disturbance.
When officers arrived, an investigation revealed that Kilpatrick got into an argument with his 16-year-old step-son over a cell phone.
That's when, police said, Kilpatrick placed his elbow over his step-son's throat and placed all of his weight on him, causing the step-son to not be able to breathe for several seconds.
Kilpatrick was charged and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.