ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One man is behind bars accused of assaulting a family member with a tree branch.
Odessa Police charged and arrested Jeremiah Carrasco, 27, on Sunday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence).
We're told officers responded to the 3000 block of Pleasant Ave. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 49-year-old male and his stepson, identified as Carrasco.
According to police investigation, after both subjects got into an argument, Carrasco picked up a tree branch and swung it at the 49-year-old male causing it to break.
We're told Carrasco then swung the branch a second time and struck the 49-year-old on the left side of his head.
According to authorities, the 49-year-old had injuries on his forearm and the back of his head.
Carrasco was later taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.