19-Year-Old Nathaniel Austin charged after assaulting his stepfather during argument

19-year-old Nathaniel Austin was jailed after fighting his stepfather at their Reed Road home on January 1st. Officers arrived and made contact with Nathaniel Austin and his stepfather, Ronald Parnell. Officers split the pair up for questioning. Austin advised that he was at his parents’ house when he and Parnell got into an argument. Austin stated he made a comment regarding his half-brother, Parnell’s son. In response, Parnell attempted to grab him. When Parnell did this, Austin immediately began swinging his closed fists at Parnell. Parnell and Austin corroborated each other’s stories and officers deemed Austin the primary aggressor. Nathaniel Austin was taken into custody for domestic assault.

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