TARMAC, FL (AIP) – Members of the Tarmac Sheriff’s SWAT team stormed Ponce De Leon Middle School Friday and arrested Timothy Dalton Jr., a 7th grader, without incident for domestic violence against his mother Carol Dalton according to Sheriff Milton Royce.
“This is one of the most tragic cases of child on parent violence we’ve seen in a long time,” said Royce. “It is shocking and disgusting.”
According to police reports Dalton Jr. and his mother were engaged in a verbal argument about the defendant’s over use of the family Xbox. At some point Dalton Jr. left the family home, went to the sidewalk in front of the residence and “did then and there maliciously and with full knowledge of the consequences select a crack and step on it, thereby breaking his mother’s back”.
Surgeon Dr. Martin Kelly confirmed that Carol Dalton’s spine was broken.
“It’s the classic step on the crack break,” said Kelly. “Repairing the break is going to require several surgeries.”
“I can’t believe my son would do something like this,” said the defendant’s father Timothy Dalton Sr. “I’ve taught him since he was very young what stepping on a crack would do to his poor mother. I hope they lock the little bastard up for a long time.”