Michael Tucker, 40, of Modesto, was arrested Wednesday afternoon, August 14 after he allegedly roughed up his mother after she refused his demands for money so he could buy drugs.
Officer Kao Saechao was dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Bordeaux Drive at 4 p.m. where the 68-year-old mother said that her son had assaulted her after an argument. She had refused to give him money with which to buy heroin.
Tucker allegedly became angry, grabbed her by the throat and threatened to kill her. Marks on her neck were evidence that she had been grabbed.
Tucker was arrested on charges of assault by force likely to cause great bodily injury, elder abuse and making criminal threats.